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Permission to Fail

I always thought finishing a draft was everything. Not just because that’s the only way to even get close to publication–because I figured that all my doubts and insecurities about writing were just because I didn’t know what I was … Continue reading

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Analysis Paralysis: Killing Your Novel Before It Dies… Or Even Lives

[So there were zero votes in last week’s poll… which I take as the entire internet choosing the secret fifth option: “Don’t care, nobody reads this crap anyway.” Which is probably for the best of humanity, so… For now, I’m … Continue reading

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How Being a Pack Rat Can Kill Your Writing

There’s a myth out there—perpetuated by images of lightbulbs popping overhead and final pages being set upon tidy piles beside typewriters—that books arrive fully formed, like babies delivered already cute and bundled by the stork. Oh, sure, it may not … Continue reading

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What We Think About When We Think About Writing

In my personal opinion, writing is more of a mental game than any other art. For some art forms, the craft is in the skill of the delivery as much as if not more than the actual content. For others, … Continue reading

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The Art of the Try

November is officially over—to those of you who won NaNoWriMo, CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is an amazing accomplishment, and so exciting. To those of you who tried but didn’t succeed… CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is still an awesome accomplishment, and anyone or anything that … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rejection

Getting rejected sucks. There’s no denying it—and it’s perfectly okay to feel sad when that rejection letter (or more commonly now, e-mail) rolls in. Feel the pain; have a cry if you need to; comfort yourself in whatever way you … Continue reading

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Pushing through the Suck

For all those out there attempting NaNoWriMo, I wish you good luck! You got this! But there may come a time, early in the process or late, where you have to push through the feeling of “suck.” The reason I’ve … Continue reading

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