Tag Archives: Writing resitance

Announcements!


Wahoo Moments! Last week I reached a couple of significant milestones and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating. I signed a retainer contract with a new agent: Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management. Michelle has outstanding discernment – she did fall in love with my book, after all. Seriously, I think Michelle is a […]

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Oh Joy, Another Rejection!


Last week, I prepared a cover letter to accompany my novella to another magazine. The magazine’s guidelines said they rarely accept fiction over 9,000 words, but I’d met someone who had worked with the publication as a part-time copy editor and who said they do occasionally publish novellas, so I thought I’d give it a shot. […]

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If You Want to Write Well, You Have to Be Willing to Write Badly


A prime source of writing resistance is the desire to write good stuff. And the demand to produce perfect writing is a guaranteed, one-way trip to Resistance City. So how we do write good stuff, if just wanting it means we’ll trigger our resistance? We sidle up to it. We surrender the desire for any […]

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