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Dec 27, 2017

You're never going to stop having doubts. But if you can start thinking of your doubts as a reminder of how you're continuing to try to get better, it can help.


Dec 27, 2017

Talent is just the word we use when we don’t understand the process of success and maybe we don’t want to believe it. Talent is the word I hear people use when they want me to agree with them that they could never do what I’ve done. But that’s not true. If you want to be a writer and sell to a national...


Dec 20, 2017

But writers are important to society. Stories are important. Not everything that matters in life is about money. Or even food. There are deeper needs. Self-expression is one of them, and that is what art is, at its base. People need to see their stories reflected in fiction, and if they aren’t, as is often the case,...


Dec 13, 2017

A lot of creative types are living with scars from family or teachers in our early years who didn't support our dreams. These are real obstacles to building confidence. I've met so many writers who were told in elementary school they weren't good enough. It isn't true. You don't need to spell perfectly to be a great...


Dec 13, 2017

What to do when you feel a burning jealousy of writers who are or aren't your friends? Movie deals, book tours, starred reviews can all cause problems. Are you a bad person to feel like this? No, you're just human.