Posts Tagged ‘writing topics’

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

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

“Waiting for Godot”


 

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Fiction Writing: Dealing With Rejection

In Loose Change on September 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

“I have never taken rejection as an obstacle to my writing. It has remained, at times, an obstacle to my publishing.”
—Frederick Busch


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Fiction Writing: Making the Leap

In Loose Change on September 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm

“No one decides that we should answer the call of the muse. If you answer the call, that’s your responsibility”
—Wesley Brown

 


 

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Fiction Writing Rules: The Basics

In Loose Change on July 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

“Any fool can make a rule and every fool will follow it.”
—Henry Thoreau

 


 

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Fiction Writing Tip # 17: The Blivet

In Loose Change on July 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

“The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.”
—Michael Korda, former Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster

 


 

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Novel Writing Tip # 237: What to Write About.

In Loose Change on June 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

“Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find.”
—Carol Shields

 

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