Do You Suffer from “Not-Quite” Paralysis?

As a journalist I don't have the luxury of endless rounds of revisions. When the story is due, I file. The same is true when each packet is due for my MFA in Writing program. No deadline? I keep editing, revising, tweaking. Unlike some of the artists I interviewed on my cr0ss-country U.S. road trip, …

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Celebrating Rejection

Celebrate your accomplishments. Persevere over rejection. Creatives hear this advice with stunning frequency. But we all know rejection sucks. Rejection comes with being a creative, certainly so with writers. Rejection by editors. Rejection by agents. Rejection by potential employers, or worse, existing employers. Rejection by readers. When I attended the AWP writer's conference in February, …

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