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Stay with me here…we’ll get to the fishing part soon enough. I found the following in an old soccer coaching notebook that I am converting to a writing note book for the fly fishing anthology I am working on with Tulip Tree Press. I’m not sure who the quote is from, but stay with me:
“The most important thing is to have a plan with each pass. Passing is not giving the ball to someone else because they are open. It is giving to the ball to someone so they can do something with it. When you make each pass, the most important thing is the weight of the pass so your teammate receives the ball and can do something with it. With each pass you are setting up your teammate to create something special.”
Let’s convert this writing: (the fish porn is coming….stay with me:)
“The most important thing in writing is to have a plan with each word. Writing is not giving the words to someone because they are a reader. It is giving the words to someone so they can create something with it. With each word you write, the most important thing is the value of each word so your reader can be transported by it. With each word you are setting up your reader to receive something special.”
So, dear writers and readers, here’s a great chance to do something special with your words. A call for submissions is out for fly fishing stories of healing, recovery, rejuvenation, friendship or any other special gift you receive through fly fishing and/or spending time on the water.
The proceeds of this anthology titled, The Water Holds No Scars: Fly Fishing Stories of Rivers and Rejuvenation, will be donated to Platte Rivers Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a Northern Colorado/Southern Wyoming veterans support group utilizing fly fishing and its related activities to help active duty and retired military members reconnect and recover.
For submission guidelines visit my post HERE or visit Tulip Tree Publication website HERE. I will be editing the anthology and working on the entire project. Accepted authors will receive a copy of the anthology as payment and thanks. A few sample essays that we would consider are posted HERE.