Tag: Writing

Good, but Not Good Enough

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is talent. Specifically, writing talent (obvs). A lot of this comes down to my specific version of impostor syndrome, which says, “Yeah, you’re good, but you’re not good enough.” Impostor syndrome is a real asshole, huh?… Continue Reading “Good, but Not Good Enough”

Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22

Two more weeks of writing. Let’s dive in. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author Allegra Goodman. “Know your literary tradition, savor it, steal from it, but when you sit down to write, forget about worshiping greatness and fetishizing masterpieces.”  —Allegra Goodman… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22”

Three Steps for Novel Reclamation

So, recently, I returned to a novel I abandoned about four years ago. It’s tentatively titled Hell’s Aquarium, and I wrote 35,000 words, essentially the first act, got spooked by the research I needed to do, and moved on to other projects. I’ve since… Continue Reading “Three Steps for Novel Reclamation”

Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22

Another catch-up post, so here’s a few weeks of writing in one go. Words to Write By Today, I don’t have a quote, but more a comment about a type of quote I was unable to find. I searched for quite a while for… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22”

Rejection: It’s Not Personal

If you’re a writer who submits fiction on the regular, you’ve undoubtedly had someone tell you rejections aren’t personal. Hell, that person might have even been me! For the most part this is true, and in this post we’re going to discuss why it… Continue Reading “Rejection: It’s Not Personal”

Submission Statement: March 2022

March was a pretty good month in submission land. Here’s how it went down. March 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 2 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Like I said, pretty good month. Eleven submissions puts me at 27 (the 28th… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: March 2022”

A Week of Writing: 3/21/22 to 3/27/22

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Jodi Picoult. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”‒ Jodi Picoult. This is a pretty straightforward quote, and I’m sure I’ve… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/21/22 to 3/27/22”

The Way I Write Part 6: Shorts, Flash, & Media Tie-In

This is the sixth post in a series titled The Way I Write. I’ve been looking at my writing style over the last twenty years largely used the Flesch-Kincaid readability scores to get an idea of what my work looks like in an admittedly… Continue Reading “The Way I Write Part 6: Shorts, Flash, & Media Tie-In”

A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222

Another week of writing. Here’s how it went down. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from novelist Zadie Smith. “It’s such a confidence trick, writing a novel. The main person you have to trick into confidence is yourself. This is hard to do… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/14/22 to 3/20/222”

A Week of Writing: 3/7/22 to 3/13/22

One more week of writing in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By I’ve used this quote before, but I like it, so here’s some writerly wisdom from W. Somerset Maugham. “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/7/22 to 3/13/22”

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