My Writing Journey

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter

Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash A couple of years ago, I submitted an essay to an online literary magazine. I received a rejection e-mail from the editor a few months afterwards. Although I felt the usual disappointment at the time that my work was passed on, I've later become grateful for this e-mail. Instead of the typical… Continue reading The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received Came From a Rejection Letter

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Shooting for the Moon Without Internet and Other Writing Challenges

Photo by Stephen Walker on Unsplash There used to be a motivational poster that circulated the teachers' classrooms when I was in grade school. Like all motivational posters, it served as an attempt to inspire students before they became fully jaded by life's injustices. Shoot for the moon, the poster read, even if you miss, you will land… Continue reading Shooting for the Moon Without Internet and Other Writing Challenges

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How I’ve Designed My Writing Schedule to Fit My Life

Photo by Gades Photography on Unsplash One of the things we often talk about in the writing groups I attend is what a typical writing day looks like for each of us. Everyone seems eager to learn about other people's habits and their strategies for getting the most writing done. If there is one common motivating factor I… Continue reading How I’ve Designed My Writing Schedule to Fit My Life

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Getting Past “Zero” Days

Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash One of the things I have been working on this year is recognizing and celebrating all the successes I have had in my writing, no matter how small they might seem. I know many of us writers like to be very critical of ourselves when we reflect on the amount of time… Continue reading Getting Past “Zero” Days