Month: September 2016

Nothing to fear from fear

So there I was, reflecting on the editor’s edits (and agreeing with 99% of them), and I felt it again. The creeping dread that maybe this book, fundamentally, doesn’t work. That all the research and clever constructs – that word clever is a clue in itself – have been a waste of time. Who the hell …

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Only writers know it feels…

Only writers know how it feels…– To submit a piece to a magazine, have it summarily rejected and then find that said magazine has added you to its email list. And then proceeds to email you every week about its other content.– To get feedback from an editor, pointing out all the plot holes and …

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