Dec
23

Rule #3: An unwritten manuscript gathers no rejection slips… but it sure as hell won’t get published either.

To write, or not to write...

I’ll level with you, I am irrationally afraid of failure.  And I suspect I’m not the only one. 

In Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing, he states, “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”  And oh man, I can relate.  'Cuz I am a top-notch, arrogant, cocky, type-A, scaredy cat.

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Dec
2

Rule #2: Authors spring forth from the womb, gilded fountain pen in hand… Or not. ‘Cuz you know what? They tell lies for a living.

Wanted: Creator of worlds

Many established authors seem to want us to believe that they've been imbued with the singular ambition of becoming a writer since birth, and that they've been regaling their friends and family with tales of magical rainbow-eating unicorns, or high-flying space aliens from Alpha Centauri, since before they could hold a pen (or an iPad).

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