S.F. Tomajczyk

American Author and Poet

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Pay The Price

January 8, 2013

Tags: Inspirational, Writing Tips

“Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
I’m often asked by aspiring writers what it takes to get something published. Is it luck? Timing? Connections?

While all three admittedly play a role to some degree, the real reason someone becomes a published writer is because he or she paid the price. What do I mean by that? Simply this: Nothing is free in this world. Every dream comes with a cost. And that cost can be defined in terms of money, time, effort, energy and resources. (more…)

It Was Just An Idea

May 1, 2012

Tags: Bio, Inspirational, Writing Tips

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
Many summers ago when I was a teenager, my grandfather took my brother and me to Big Diamond Pond in northern New Hampshire for a weeklong vacation at Sportsman’s Lodge. We stayed in a log cabin on an open hillside overlooking the lake. The days were sunny, warm and lazy, filled with flitting butterflies, chirping crickets and songbirds. We spent hours swimming, boating, waterskiing (well, mostly my daredevil brother), fishing, catching lightning bugs at dusk and generally creating our own mischief. Adolescent hormones coursing through my veins at the time also compelled me to sneak glances at Cindy, the lodge owner’s attractive daughter. Granted, she was at least four or five years my senior, but no harm in looking, right?

But I digress… (more…)