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What You Need To Know If You're Considering Sending Your Writing Anywhere

A few months ago, I began an editorial internship with a literary agency. Being in this internship means that I receive and read manuscript submissions, and ultimately help make the decision over whether a story should be accepted or rejected. 668 more words

I Responded To A Thought Catalog Fan Email And I'm Terrified He's Never Going To Let Me Go

Believe it or not, I get asked for writing advice a lot. Trust me. I’m as shocked as you are, dad. Now please stop reading this. 1,313 more words


“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself.” 131 more words

Dress for the Job You Want

Apparently I didn’t follow that advice unless I’ve always dreamed about working drive through in a McDonalds uniform. And I can guarantee you that this is not the dream. 597 more words

How to Become a Better Writer: Live to Write

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Inexperience is ambitious and time and again, we need to remind inexperienced writers to write about things they know. 518 more words

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#amwriting: so you want to be a writer

So, you want to be a writer. You have written several unpublished short works, and they were darned good, if you do say so yourself. Your novel is half finished, and your cousin, Phil, says he’s never read anything like it. 937 more words


You Can Be A Writer

Failure is but a word. It only  happens when you stop writing. 

Why are you doubting your future? Why are you scared that it will not work as you wish? 74 more words