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Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

Be Kind To Yourself: A Reminder

In case you didn’t pick up on it in my last post, frustration has abounded lately. Remembering to be kind to myself has been difficult, to say the least. Self-kindness (or self-care – they’re often the same) can feel counterintuitive. I […]

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Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Dealing with Rejection: Theatre Wisdom for Writers

Rejection is an unfortunate part of being a writer. And an actor. And, well, any sort of artist, really. So far this year, I’ve received two rejections from short story anthologies, and one from a character/role I really, really wanted. […]

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Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Prescriptive Feedback: A Critiquing Don’t

Giving critique can be tricky. Feedback comes in many forms, largely depending on what the author wants. But giving critique can offer many pitfalls and problems. Sometimes, the writer doesn’t know what they want, or maybe think they know but […]

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Comparing, an Evil State of Mind

Comparing, an Evil State of Mind

Kate wrote about her own issues with comparisonitis a little while ago. I absolutely identify with what she wrote; it’s pretty difficult to get words down when you constantly feel inadequate compared to all the other people trying to get […]

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Writing Limbo: Responsibilities and Tough Decisions

Writing Limbo: Responsibilities and Tough Decisions

I have been in writing limbo for the last year, maybe longer. It has been a time of low output and high flakiness. I have flaked out on so many things. Including my writing group. As writers, we tend to […]

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A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

A Special Kind of Anxiety: Submitting Stories

One of my 2017 goals is to submit each of my three shelved stories three times each by December 31st. This sounds relatively easy, right? The stories are written. They’ve been polished –two edited by a writer who is amazing […]

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