A note from the Editor

Good morning Two Drops followers, readers, and contributors. I wanted to drop a quick note to thank you all for the massive response we received to the “Memoir Challenge,” which, by-the-way, is still not complete. I still have a couple of submissions to edit and publish. It appears that memoir is one of the favorite genres here on the blog. This comes as no surprise to those of us that love this genre; it’s still a hot genre in the publishing world. I would encourage those of you that are writing memoirs to go back and look at some of our Literary Agent updates where you will find a list of agents looking for memoir queries.

I want to take a moment to thank all of our loyal readers, followers, and contributors. We have created a unique “animal” here at Two Drops of Ink. We have managed to create a space, a literary space, where we can all come together as writers – both seasoned and not – and share our work, our social sites, and our audiences. The site grows daily, and the team and I thank you for that.

One of the great pleasures we have experienced many times is to see budding writers, who are very good, get their first shot at a real audience, and then, to see them receive praise for their work. Finally, to see them also become confident that they can write, and off they go. Editing is subjective; I don’t care what they say. I’ve seen editors toss out submissions (including my own *laughing*) because they didn’t personally like the story, the plot, the writing style, etc. That’s not to say they are always wrong; however, in many cases, if they had published the work (as long as it shows decent grammar, syntax, and a coherent story), they might have been surprised at their readers’ reaction. I know I have had this happen here at Two Drops. I’ve hit the publish button on a few submissions that didn’t trip my trigger, only to see our audience love the story, essay, poem, or whatever. Does this make me a genius? Heavens no. The point is that we want to be as objective and supportive of writers from all walks of life as we can here at Two Drops of Ink. I hope we have done so thus far.

Thank you!

Scott Biddulph, Editor-in-Chief

 

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S.W. Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design. Scott continues working on his memoir Twisted Ride. He also maintains a Christian blog: A Disciple's Journey. Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider (with a huge beard). He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. - "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul. I love to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~Scott Biddulph~

4 comments

  1. I’m like you, in that I’ve enjoyed all the memoir posts from our challenge. Can’t wait for the next challenge, as I know we’ll find more “hidden gems” in the writing communities. Stay tuned. . .

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