Who hasn’t gotten the dreaded email that starts with the word, “Unfortunately, we received…?” Ugh. The humiliation. The stab to the heart. I don’t care that they got 500 submissions for twelve spots. They should have chosen mine, darn it. Mine! Don’t let rejections create a crisis of confidence. Here are things you can do to shove that crisis back in the bottle where it belongs. (And one you shouldn’t…)
Derek Brown chatted with Denise Brown, who not only talks about her writing but tells us that the wolf is her spirit animal. To read the entire interview, go here.
Today we revisit an interview with horror author G.A. MIller. After you watch the video, read the entire article. Interviewer Stacey Jaine McInstosh asks some interesting questions not included here, such as what is G.A.’s favorite band. Hint: Their initials are L.Z.
Are our stories our babies, or our soldiers, or is that a metaphor that doesn’t really matter except in the author’s mind? Franklin Murdock thinks of them as soldiers, and his version is actually a little sexy. 🙂
Today we revisit Nicole Simm’s column on Being Part of a Writing Group:
The one main fear that can come from looking into joining a writing group is that your work will be torn to shreds, and your ability will be questioned, which for us self-doubters is our biggest fear, to have confirmed what you already fear. However, as I have often said in my past posts Mr Self-doubt often lies to you, if writing is your passion, then you do not need permission to do so, and no one starts off as a brilliant writer, like everything in life practice makes perfect.