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On Rejection

Recently I was lucky enough to have a conversation with someone I deeply respect and I was moaning a little about rejections I’ve received lately. The person suggested I stop calling them ‘rejections’ and refer to them instead as ‘No Thank You’s’. 131 more words


A Duel Upon the Razor's Edge: Some Problems With Good Guys

Think about any book you’ve ever read that featured a protagonist you might call “hero.” They may not be swept up in the dragon bothering, dungeon defiling antics of a high fantasy romp or heading up the clash between rival starfleets, but they’re the ones who give events their shape (or around whom the plot centers, as the case may be). 2,183 more words


Writing Time, Part 61. The Pop-up Writing Space

We most likely have, each of us, a dedicated writing office space of one kind or another. Here, seated or standing at our own desk, we often feel primed to begin. 216 more words

Don't Let Anyone Tell You That You Can't ... Actually, Go Ahead. Let Them.

I am loosely classified into what many call Generation Snowflake.

Many of my peers, according to theories I won’t touch on this blog, to put it simply, take everything way too personally. 875 more words

Meg Dowell

So You Didn't Win #NaNoWriMo

With end of November last week, many people in the writing community struggled with finishing their 50K word goal for NaNoWriMo.

If you were one of them, don’t worry. 758 more words


Ask The Expert: An interview with Dr. Leigh Graziano, Technical Writing Instructor

I had the opportunity to ask Dr. Leigh Graziano, Technical Writing Instructor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello a few questions about Technical Writing. 414 more words


Last night Max Porter won the Sunday Times/ PFD Young Writer of the Year Award for his fantastic essay-cum-novella Grief is the Thing with Feathers ( 71 more words