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The value of persistence

So I’m posting here a photo of my Sir Julius Vogel award. It’s cool, and I guess I’m bragging a bit. But see those three folders underneath? 132 more words


Welcome to the world

Ah, and so there must always be a first. A first deep breath of a spring morning, the first kiss of the day, and even the first blog post. 54 more words


And Now: The Rejection We’ve All Been Waiting For

First, the good news. My play about Medusa and Perseus was a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. They asked that we not share our semi-finalism status – so I’ve been sitting on this particular piece of good news since December. 747 more words


On Publishing Career Envy and Internship Rejections

I’ve worked for my university’s lit mag all four years of undergrad, but I knew in my first year that this was what I wanted to do—publication work. 496 more words


What Was Your Biggest Misconception?

As a new writer, you probably have many misconceptions. I’ve been at this for a while now and can only laugh at myself when I think about how naïve I was. 251 more words

Writing Tips

The book (lurking) under the bed

If you’re like me, you probably have a book under the bed that hasn’t seen the light of day for quite a long time, and there’s a damn good reason why it’s there. 495 more words


An Actual Paper Rejection Letter

You guys, I was actually excited when I saw the letter in the mailbox. I mean, I knew it was a rejection – but it has become such a rarity to receive an actual piece of paper in a envelope, with a stamp on it and everything. 439 more words