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The Form Rejection Letter Decoder Thingy

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
For an Easy-to-Read VersionUse the PDF link in the Blog Post A helpful blog entry from Brevity’s managing editor Sarah Einstein. Sarah will be talking about rejection, acceptance, and writing as part of the panel “Getting Short-Form Nonfiction to Readers: A Publication Panel” on the Friday morning of AWP…

A sampler

I’ve mentioned in other posts that my system involves writing pieces and leaving them to stew, returning to polish them later, however, I don’t want to talk about writing and not deliver. Below, for your amusement is a short vignette, if that’s the right word. It forms part of a world I’m building and exploring. […]

work life balance

Doesn’t really exist for me. I do a little writing at work, mostly editing, but I generate the content for my own concepts as well, some pieces need a lot of rework, and occasionally I create something completely new. The main difference though is that I strip everything back, shorten, tighten and simplify. My language […]

the plan continues

Part one of my plan was to categorise all my works in progress. I’m pleased to report this is done already! I’ve split my works into three main groups: ideas, in progress, and finished. There isn’t much in the finished section yet (!) but I’ve been brutal about which stories are really just at the […]