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Let's talk about: Failure

“I’ve never failed at anything in my life,” he said, earnest and nervously giggling. “And now I can’t fail. I have a family and a mortgage.” 589 more words


A model rejection letter

The other day I received an email rejection letter from Rattle, an excellent US magazine I both subscribe to and aspire to being published in. 510 more words

Mags & Blogs

Are You the Type Who Focuses On One Writing Project at a Time or Are You Comfortable Taking On Several Simultaneously?

Last summer we rented a pedal boat at a lake in a small state park here in Vermont. Those are great if you want to take a calm but squeaky (I wouldn’t use one if I was trying to anonymously escape from an island-locked prison — … 544 more words

Short Stories

What If You Find a Grammar Error After You Send Your Cover Letter for an Editing Job?

Most everyone knows the three most important things in real estate are (in no certain order): 1) Location; 2) Location; and 3) Location. Those of us who write know that there is an equally important trifecta for writing. 366 more words

True Stuff About Us


the original thought in my head was to be postdated by god until god learned he had a baby on the way. I had children until I could only have four. 79 more words


my youth spent trying to see the devil as a young man. my motherly youth. my rape scene a return to form. cut from yours, you have your baby’s eyes. 19 more words


depression is a non-starter. depression is depression unknowingly cured. it is like I have this shirt because it exists and not because it invites everyone whose shirt it’s not to enjoy joy. 33 more words