Archive | January, 2018

Thriving in Discomfort: Guest Post by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew


Writers, like any intelligent human being, do our best to avoid unnecessary discomfort. However, creativity requires a certain level of discomfort. Okay, full disclosure: what I really mean by “certain level of discomfort” is “a variable amount, that more often than not, is high, always higher than we wish, and usually equivalent to the joy […]

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Why Publishing My Novel Is Not a New Year’s Resolution


Publishing my novel REALLY matters to me. So the last thing I want to do is make that a New Year’s Resolution. Roughly 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail within a couple of months. Note the word order in that sentence – it’s resolutions that fail, not people. Here’s why. New Year’s Resolutions are typically […]

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What’s the Point of Writing?


What’s your point? What’s your purpose as a writer? Why do you write? You don’t have to be able to rattle off your “artist’s statement” for someone else. You don’t even need to be able to clearly articulate it for yourself. But you do need a sense of why you write that will sustain you […]

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