Advice for the Despairing Writer (or What The Past 14 Months Have Taught Me)

I’ve been filled with doubt about whether any of what I’m doing writing is worth it, and quietly angsting — well, relatively speaking.  In corresponding with a fellow writer who is also playing the head game with themselves (and when

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The tubes and circuitry where Brian’s heart should have been gleamed under the harsh fluorescent spotlight.  The metal arm that allowed Sandra to focus it wherever she wished was attached to the kind of chair he’d only ever seen at

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Delusion and Disillusion

On Monday of this week, I finally submitted my short story, Heavy Things. I was feeling pretty impressed with myself for achieving a couple milestones.  After all, I’d thought for the longest time that I couldn’t write a short story,

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Still Learning When To Sit On My Hands

So I finally finished the first draft of my first  short story in a long, long time.  Well, what I’m thinking of as a first draft.  I’m not sure that’s what it actually is. Once I set my novel aside

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…so I undertook a major rewrite of my novel.  Instead of relating the backstory as flashbacks, I retained the original prologue with some extra paragraphs at the end to give it a new context, and then started in on the

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Words and music are the two great passions of my life from which all others have derived.  Hard to say which came first.  They’ve been inextricably bound together in a passive sense within my consciousness for longer than I can

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