Category Archives: Failures

Thinking About Quitting

The other night, I was thinking, Maybe, I need to give up writing. A shocker, yes? I’ve been writing most of my adult life, having started around the age of 19, but not getting serious about it until 28, when … Continue reading

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Failures IV: 7 Lessons of Failure as a Writer

People look at me and see success. Published in multiple media, in multiple genres, with various awards. With an MFA and a Ph.D., too, but there have been many failures along the way. I have failed so many times I’ve … Continue reading

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Failures Part III

“You learn by failing over and over.” Continue reading

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Failures – Part I

So many times, I’ve witnessed students and new writers exclaim that successful writers never failed. That’s when I would share this list of successful people who failed early in their careers. When I shared this list with my students, immediately … Continue reading

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