Has anyone got a rejection that made them feel like this? (Source) I certainly have. Writers face a lot of rejection, it is a painful part of the thing we love, and it can really get you down, especially if you really, really, really wanted that yes. The silver lining, I guess, is that the … More Songs To Get You Through Rejection.
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing “I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” ― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Ray Bradbury.
I subscribe to Susan Dennard’s newsletter and it is always full of useful hints for writers. I’m a bit behind on her newsletters though and was just reading the one from October 30. It had great tips on how to keep your writing goals and I thought I would share Susan’s thoughts here. Her suggestion … More Writing Tip Wednesday: How To Keep Your Writing Goals.
This life is full of people who will tell you can’t. That you won’t. That you shouldn’t even try. Doubt it not, my friends, these people are your enemies. They are the death of your hope and creativity. They are walking misery, seeking your company. Don’t spare them a second, or a breath. Leave them … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Encouraging Words From Jay Kristoff.
I realised today that I haven’t update my open submissions page since October 2014! That is crazy, and I apologise for not updating in on a more regular basis. Because it has been so long since I updated I thought I share with you some open submissions I know about as my tip for this … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Open Submissions.
“Here’s the thing about being a writer, or a musician, or an artist, or any sort of creative person. The ones who make it are the ones who make themselves do it. They’re the ones who practice even when it seems like they aren’t getting any better. They’re the ones who open up their work-in-progress … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Wise Words From Maggie Stiefvater.
Found these two little gems on twitter yesterday, posted by @erinbowbooks & @PSLiterary, and thought I shared them with you: “I suppose half of writing is overcoming the revulsion you feel when you sit down to it.” -Flannery O’Connor. “Don’t let a single day go by without writing. Cause even garbage eventually becomes compost with … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
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Many writers think their day job is getting in the way of their writing and count down the days until they can quit because that big book deal is on the way, right? Wrong, for now. (I should preface this with: Some writers have the luxury of external…
I stumbled across this compilation of quotes by George R.R Martin on writing over at io9. You can check out the whole post HERE. Here are my two favourite: “I hate outlines. I have a broad sense of where the story is going; I know the end, I know the end of the principal characters, … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Quotes from George R.R. Martin.
As aspiring authors we like to dream about the day we become published authors, imagining what it will be like. We dream about six figure advances and global marketing campaigns, New York Times bestseller list and seeing our books on the shelf. There’s nothing wrong with having these dreams, I have them myself, but sometimes … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Royalties and Debut Author Secrets.