From the Editors:
I want to take a moment and thank all our loyal fans, followers, readers, contributors, and of course, our wonderful team of staff writers and monthly contributors. Two Drop of Ink is an anomaly – a nuance in the blogosphere that is quite unique because we are a different kind of literary blog. Yes, we write about writing and reading, we cover several different genres, we talk about grammar and syntax, and we take submissions; however, we also work hard to break new writers (brand new writers and seasoned writers), and to share all that we accomplish with our collaborating writers, bloggers, and authors.
Was this an act of genius? By no means. It happened quite by accident. We fell into it by realizing that a “team” effort between our blog and others could create a larger audience and more opportunity towards exposure for all –this is the win-win. It is the great benefit of collaboration between all of us here at Two Drops of Ink and you, the writers who contribute.
We recently published a post from Inkitt.com. When I received the pitch from their editor, I quickly realized that he had seen and experienced the same things that I had as a budding writer/editor—most editors are extremely subjective, all the while claiming to be objective. I don’t mean this in a demeaning or offensive way, it’s simply the truth. In some cases, it’s because editors are so busy that they cannot help it; however, in many cases, they read a sentence or two and toss the submissions. This is true in magazines, blogs, newspapers, and in the publishing of books. It’s just a fact of our trade. This fact led me to the open mindedness we give to writers as we read each submission with care.
I have several publications under my belt; however, I have many more rejections than I care to count. As I’ve become more of an editor than a writer (which editing is really my first love), I’ve done less writing myself. But, I see myself as a sower of seeds, and I enjoy watching the crop as it grows.
Blogging is a lot of work, and it takes effort to stay on the cutting edge of the trade. This leads to our main point: Are we doing the best we can do? Are we keeping things fresh, new, and exciting? Only you, our readers, can answer this question. That said, we’re putting up this poll asking for your opinions about this question. Give us your feedback. After all, this is “our” blog – meaning yours and ours (the team).
I ask you to take a moment and give us your feedback about what you’d like to see more of, what we may need to add, or what you feel would make Two Drops of Ink a much better place to collaborate. Next, I’d like to add some thoughts from our assistant editor, Marilyn Davis.
From Marilyn L. Davis/Assistant Editor:
To Our Readers: Give us your thoughts
“We believe in the power of collaboration. We look forward to publishing works from aspiring writers who are looking for exposure, and seasoned writers and authors looking to expand their audience. We know that those writers who submit their works for publication to our site, and make the cut, will enter into a win-win relationship with Two Drops of Ink. Those authors will receive the benefit of great exposure from a credible site, and we will enjoy the benefit of sharing their audience as well (Win-win)” – From our “About” page.
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