Write What Scares You

One piece of writing advice that I’ve really tried to take to heart is “Write what scares you”. I feel like some of my best, most authentic pieces have come from trying to follow this adage. But how does one do that? Like many things, writing what scares you is far easier said than done,Continue reading “Write What Scares You”

Putting Yourself Out There – Submissions

There comes a time in most writers’ lives when the allure of being published becomes too strong to resist. We all, in our own way, write for ourselves, of course, but the idea that a wider audience could enjoy our work; that someone unknown to us could pick up an issue or click through toContinue reading “Putting Yourself Out There – Submissions”

O! For a Muse of Fire!

I’ve given myself a personal goal – to write 1,000 words a day, five days a week. In the grand scheme of things I’m not sure if this is a lofty goal or a laughable one, but to me it feels manageable; just tough enough that I feel proud when I accomplish it, but notContinue reading “O! For a Muse of Fire!”

“Art is Never Finished”

“Art is never finished, only abandoned”. This is a famous quote, often used when talking about the subject I wish to address today: how to know when a piece of writing is done. It’s a simple enough question. When am I finished? By what yardstick can I measure completeness when it comes to my work?Continue reading ““Art is Never Finished””

Dealing With Rejection

No one likes to be rejected. But for writers, rejection is part of the trade. Anyone who has ever been published has also been rejected, and many of us trying to get published worry that rejections are all that we’re ever going to see. How do we deal with the constant barrage of negativity thatContinue reading “Dealing With Rejection”