Rejection: a small message written in fog and tea leaves from which a writer tries to extract any clue as to where the hell he went wrong. 813 more words
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by Heather Harris Brady
Like a lot of you I suspect, I have pages and pages of notes related to characters, especially getting to know a main character. 176 more words
I’ve never liked the word “submit.” To Submit, to place under, to capitulate, to yield.
Nope. Never liked it.
When I started writing, I learned a new meaning for the word “submit”: to send for consideration a manuscript, born of sweat and tears, wrapped in prayers and orisons, in hopes that, against overwhelming odds and counter to all probability, an editor will find it pleasing and bestow upon it the gift of acceptance. 813 more words
I suppose we enjoy seeing characters whom we like change for the better, and characters we don’t like fail to change and thereby suffer punishment. Although, likeable characters with defect, and who are unable to correct the defect, can earn our sympathy. 473 more words