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Should You Share Your Creative Work Online? Part 2

Should You Share Your Creative Work Online? Part 2

But what about getting published by a traditional publisher or journal? How to get by the “previously published” obstacle? First, I don’t post all my poems to my blog. I’m selective. I hold back ones that I think I may be able to place in a print or online journal. Plus, many of the poems I post are early drafts, which I’d significantly revise for publication. More significantly, it turns out that many print journals don’t consider a poem posted to…

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Should You Share Your Creative Work Online?

Should You Share Your Creative Work Online?

Recently, I started a new blog Strange and Potent Mixture, which is titled after my demo CD and features my original poetry, spoken word pieces, and other writings. For many years, I resisted the urge to share my creative writings online. Two main questions crowded my mind: What were the potential negative repercussions of sharing my creative work with random strangers without making them pay for it? And why would I bother? Some Obstacles Most artists already work without getting paid for…

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