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How to make a living as a writer

It wasn’t her real name, of course, but close enough. An author’s nom de plume. Still, seeing it at the end of the printed article gave her a thrill. 1,317 more words


Constance Garnett refuses to die

Constance Garnett refuses to die.

Weeks ago, I requested the new Pevear/Volkhonsky translation of Brothers Karamazov from the public library.

Today, on the Requests shelf, I picked up the book with my name, only to find it was Constance Garnett. 52 more words


100 Blue Flags.

For a while I was submitting stories ‘right left and centre’, but recently I have been a bit more selective.

I tell you this because I know I would have hit the magic 100 mark a lot more quickly if I had kept up the submission pace. 244 more words



I like rejection slips, rejections and rejection letters.

Whatever, they remind me of me.

A recent picture –

White blouse and blue shorts

the cerulean sea playing behind me… 73 more words

Writing Must Be its Own Reward

I recently came across an article in the New York Times that spoke to me. It mentions an author who came up with an “anti-resume” of sorts, where she highlights, in excruciating detail, all the times she was rejected or failed in some other way. 587 more words


Fiction Writing: Dear Contributor...

“I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To hell with you.’” 7 more words