Posts Tagged ‘writing life’

The Writing Life: Mediating the Social

In Loose Change on November 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

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Fiction Writing: The Fringe Benefits

In Loose Change on September 8, 2015 at 6:03 am

“Dear writer: We regret to say that your recent submission…”

According to Guy Winch, in his book, Emotional First Aid, “Rejections can cause four distinct psychological wounds, the severity of which depends on the situation and our emotional health at the time. Specifically, rejections elicit emotional pain so sharp it affects our thinking, floods us with anger, erodes our confidence and self-esteem, and destabilizes our fundamental feeling of belonging.”

Yup. That’s why I decided to write fiction. The fringe benefits.



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What to tell people when they ask what your novel is about.

In Loose Change on August 26, 2015 at 6:30 am


“Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful!”
—Samuel Beckett

“Waiting for Godot”



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The Writing Life: Antisocial (Media) #2 — Behold the Internet Scorned

In Loose Change on June 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Flannery O'Connor

“I do not like the raw sound of the human voice in unison unless it is under the discipline of music.”
— Flannery O’Connor



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The Writing Life: Antisocial (Media) #1 — Like Me

In Loose Change on October 9, 2014 at 5:59 am

“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
―David Foster Wallace

“Infinite Jest”



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