Attitude

Attitude  

How to Keep Your Passion Burning

 Mar 1, 2016

Ah, the fresh start of a novel. How I love it: the excitement of meeting new characters, the limitless options, the scenes that can’t wait to be written. If you ignore that panic-inducing face-off with the blank page, it’s an exhilarating moment.

And almost as exhilarating, or perhaps even more, is the feeling of writing “The End” and laying down your, well,  keyboard.

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Attitude  

How to Handle Rejection Like a Pro

 Mar 8, 2016

Both of my new writing buddies are English majors. At the café where we meet, I offer up my hesitant little poems with great trepidation. I’m terrified. I want so badly for my work to be good. Mitzi’s poems are lyrical, evocative and moving. Veronica is a master of line, rhythm and imagery. I feel like the dumb sister. Mitzi and Veronica are wonderful at finding the good in my work, for which I am deeply grateful.

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