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Pep Talk, No. 3: Plant the Dream in Others and Watch it Grow

Anais Nin (credit below) Anais Nin (credit below)

As writers, we often work solo.  And while the sense of being in charge of a project can be fabulous, the feeling of isolation can also be bleak, especially when we're waiting for our very first breaks.  For some of us, this loneliness speaks to a wish to share our work, a need to let our pieces affect the world. What's more, when we think snagging a publisher is the only ‘viable’ way to share, ongoing rejections can feel like a kick in the teeth.

Frankly, it is easy to forget that the act ...

July 18, 2013 | Susan Williams

Craft Advice Inspiration The Writing Life

Pep Talk: When You Want to Tear it Up, Stamp On it, and Scream

What it always easy for the Bard?  Hmm, I doubt it... What it always easy for the Bard? Hmm, I doubt it...

June 20, 2013 | Susan Williams

The Writing Life

Shakespeare, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and What We Writers Can Learn from Them

Amber Benson & Willow Rosenberg (who played Tara and Willow in Buffy). Photo credit below. Amber Benson & Willow Rosenberg (who played Tara and Willow in Buffy)

June 14, 2013 | Susan Williams

Inspiration The Workshop