Do You Have The Guts for This?

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.Jessamyn West Read a few letters at Rotten Rejections to see some of the lines editors hurled at beginning writers. They didn’t give up.Today, write about your biggest writing related fear. What are you afraid of? Rejection by an editor, agent, family, friends?Or are you afraid… Continue reading Do You Have The Guts for This?

Shorts and short-shorts…Writing Contests

The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.Edward Albee If you read my blog regularly you know I love short stories. Reading them and writing them. So when I found this site, an independent publisher that promotes and appreciates… Continue reading Shorts and short-shorts…Writing Contests

The Visual Writer

Let me walk through the fields of papertouching with my wanddry stems and stuntedbutterflies….~Denise Levertov, “A Walk through the Notebooks” One of my favorite words is evocative. Words,stories and poems can be evocative, bringing the reader into your world and evoking memory, pictures, stories. That’s why every reader gets something different from your work. They… Continue reading The Visual Writer