Tips for Writers

Rejection is tough so get tougher

As an editor for several New York City magazines and newspapers, I worked with many fine staff writers. Most of my dealings with them were mutually respectful. The best of them accepted my editorial suggestions yet, if necessary, could defend their choices without rancor. On the other hand, some freelance writers would bristle with indignation… Continue reading Rejection is tough so get tougher

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The Write Life: Procrastination

On more than one occasion, I have heard a best-selling author tell an interviewer that he or she begins work at home by 9:00 or 10:00 AM and writes up to 8 hours a day. Whenever, I hear of such professional discipline, I question whether or not I am a “serious” writer because my writing… Continue reading The Write Life: Procrastination

Tips for Writers

Motivation: Hold fast to your creative dreams

A handful of writers, such as James Patterson, Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, John Green, Danielle Steel, and Veronica Roth (Divergent) rack up million dollar sales. The rest of us are lucky if we get jobs as writers or editors for major publications. Even so, we rarely earn enough to join the ranks of best selling… Continue reading Motivation: Hold fast to your creative dreams