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Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.  Lord Byron It is 2012, spring/early summer and I’m writing a friend a letter about my life. “In the garden, irises, roses and columbine are blooming, the peonies seem to grow inches every day and they are full of buds but as of today… Continue reading Special Delivery

5 Ways to Face Down Rejection

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” Sylvester Stallone I don’t have any statistics on creative writing rejections. I do know that many best-selling authors often boast of how many rejections they received before they got their first work published. And… Continue reading 5 Ways to Face Down Rejection

“Books must be written, not talked”

In a longish life as a professional writer, I have heard a thousand masterpieces talked out over bars, restaurant tables and love seats. I have never seen one of them in print. Books must be written, not talked. Morris L. West Writing tip Many professional writers firmly believe that you should keep your work in… Continue reading “Books must be written, not talked”