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YOU GUYSSSSSSS So I mentioned in a previous post that two of my “query buddies” had found agents… Remember picture book author and Rejection Survivor Brian Gehrlein? If anyone has told you no, that means you are a true artist. That means you’ve knocked on a door. No door ever opened without someone knocking. So […]
A new pastime of mine in recent weeks has been stalking Twitter for writers talking about rejection and accosting them with a link to the blog and occasionally a request for an interview. (Is this what people call “promotion”…?) And I have to say, I have yet to regret extending that invitation. I always learn […]
Most years, I pretty much ignore the Eurovision song contest. But this year there’s been so much hype around my country’s highly unusual representative–the indomitable Netta Barzilai–that ignoring it has been absolutely impossible. Now, to be clear, part of the reason I usually ignore the contest is that the music is typically not to my […]
I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but here goes: I am the worst-read fiction writer you have ever met. In my defense, it’s not because I’m lazy or don’t enjoy fiction. It’s the opposite: I enjoy fiction too much. I get sucked into the world of the novel; I can’t put it down, and […]