Tag Archives: Success

Managing Potential Submissions

I subscribe to a number of writing newsletters that alert me of contests and open submissions.  As an academic, I get lots of Call of Paper announcements, to which I can submit papers or presentation proposals to journals and conferences.  … Continue reading

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The One Trait Every Writer Needs

is PERSISTENCE! The persistent writer  Submits their[1] work. Accepts rejection. (It’s not personal). Accepts criticism. Wants criticism because they know growth occurs when mistakes are pointed out.  Plus, criticism means the writer engaged the reader, if not hit a nerve. … Continue reading

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NaNoWrMo – National Novel Writing Month

Years ago, I watched this organization begin and grow, always thinking I should join but never did due to work commitments, then school commitments, and life in general.  At the time of its founding, I was starting a new life … Continue reading

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The “Old Days” versus “Today”

I have to laugh when new writers or students state that “writing is hard.”  Compared to the old days, writing is easy today. In the old days one wrote with a manual typewrite and carbon paper.  At best, the writer … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter 2012: A year of failures & successes

Normally, I reserve my Christmas letters for family and close friends.  As I reflected back over this past year, which is soon to end, I know that many people have seen only my successes.  They’ve not seen the many failures … Continue reading

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