we may all speak different languages, but pain is universal and tears are spoken by all. (A micro-poem by Rochelle Sharpe.)
“Something of real quality will be recognized somewhere, sooner or later” — Mimi Jones, editor. “Publishers are always on the lookout for a good book. This is something to keep in mind no matter how discouraging the prospect of finding a publisher is, no matter how many rejection slips you get, and no matter how … More Some advice quotes on how to get published.
Rejection is a part of being a writer. Lots of writers got rejected many times before they got picked up. Becca Fitzpatrick took 5 years to sell her YA angel book Hush Hush, Wither by Lauren Destefano was rejected 120 times before it was picked up, and even Stephen King was rejected. (His book ‘On … More A word on rejection.
She stole a glance at him over her shoulder, hoping that she’d catch him looking at her. He wasn’t. His head was down, taking notes, like she should be. She turned back to the paper in front of her and tried to concentrate, but the only thing her pen wanted to write was his name. … More Crush. A Contemporary Short by R. L. Sharpe.
Sadness creeps into my eyes, clamps around my heart, clings to my chest, crawls under my skin, turning me cold. (A micro poem by R.L.Sharpe.)
I thought I would share with you a writing tip I learnt when reading an interview with authors Maggie Stiefvater and Lucy Christopher. Both said they read their work out loud. Maggie stressed she read EVERY bit of dialogue out loud. Lucy read out loud to get the punctuation in the right place, and to … More A Little Writing Tip.
If my world falls apart, will your arms be strong enough to hold me together? (A micropoem by R.L.Sharpe.)