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FAILURE IS GOOD FOR YOU: how practice novels helped me get published

Fear of failure is a bitch. It’s like the bitch god or bitch goddess – depending on your preferred visualization – holding sway over so many of us. We learn young – especially in this culture – that people can be either winners or losers, and to be a loser – to Fail – is…

Oct 25, 2009 · 26 Comments / ADD YOURS

IN THE DARK: thoughts on the anxiety of writing fiction

*cross-posted to Storytellers Unplugged When I was in university, one of my closest friends asked me if writing fiction couldn’t be a “hobby” instead of something I staked my future and my livelihood on. I was adamant that it could not. I had to create or die, dammit! I was born to be a writer!…

Sep 19, 2009 · 3 Comments / ADD YOURS
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