“Into the Labyrinth” is Remi Black’s story of her passage to publication.  She offers it as advice for new writers just beginning their journey.

I have written stories all my life.  I enjoy opening the great door into the unknown of story, each step lighting a path that once was only darkness.

Writers pick up bits of string, tie them together, wind them into a great ball, and

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then enter the labyrinth of story, hoping to defeat the monster before it eats them.

Several, several years ago, after I had written a few manuscripts, growing as a writer with each one, I penned Dream a Deadly Dream.

I thought Dream/Deadly would be my break-out novel.  I said to myself, “Here’s a story with intriguing characters and a twisty plot and a catchy title.  This is the book.  This is the first book that will be published by the official big publishing houses.”

I sent out the original manuscript with great hopes.

And it bounced back, usually with a “nice” rejection letter attached.

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