Scary Thoughts For Writers: You’ll Never Attract Readers

10.24.2013 writing

This one, this thing from the depths of perdition, is a nasty little critter. I found it affixed to the back of my computer monitor years ago. It showed up the moment that I launched this very site, this blog. It seemed quite reasonable, unthreatening at first. And then it croaked out, “Why even bother? […]

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The Writer’s Life: Success

04.10.2012 blogging

Finding an audience, finding a reader, is one of the fundamental revelations in a writer’s life. Your audience, your reader, may not be who you thought that they would be. That’s a delightful and sometimes mind-blowing discovery. You’re not in control of who your readers will be. You might not even be the best judge […]

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The Writer’s Life: Rejection

04.09.2012 blogging

Rejection is not criticism. Rejection is complete and to the point, “I don’t want this.” And you, as a writer, must come to terms with rejection as a part of your writing life. Even the most successful writers face rejection. And not only at the beginning of their writing life. Rejection is possible at any […]

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Thank You

11.24.2011 blogging

Thank you, dear readers. Thanks to those who read these words daily. Thanks to those to drop in from time to time. Thanks to those who stumble across them, and hopefully find some benefit, some interest here. With or without you, I still write. It’s what I do. But it’s gratifying and satisfying to find […]

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