Rejection. It can be a hard thing to deal with. When it comes to writing, you have opportunities for rejection around every corner. Show your friend your story and they laugh? Rejected! Submit a poem and receive a “no thank you”? Rejected! Your boyfriend says it’s over and forgets to return your favorite fluffy hoodie? Rejected! That doesn’t have anything to do with writing, but other types of rejection can intermingle and makes things THAT much harder to deal with. But who c
Why Do You Write?
Much like reading, writing is my escape from the mundane, the eternal drizzle outside my window, the ugly, heavy emotions I can't find a place for. It's an escape to a different world, a culture more interesting than my own, an entirely different life. One where fairies run rampant through forests, where warriors ride fire breathing dragons into battle, where virtual reality is where we spend our days, where time travel leads to a dark and dangerous future. When I write I ent
Find your Inspiration
As a writer, I’m sure you look everywhere for inspiration. Maybe there’s a bully from your past who you’ve turned into a super villain, or maybe the shape of a cloud on a summer’s day gave you an interesting idea. Super cheesy, but you get the point. Personally, anything that sticks out to me as weird or interesting goes into my little notebook. Sometimes a little idea can’t blossom into a full-blown story, but multiple interesting ideas can turn into something wonderful when
Don't Give Up
Hey you. Yes, you. The one with the look of rejection plastered on your face, the artistic deprivation plainly obvious in your vacant eyes. You are at your lowest right now, writing wise. I've been where you are. I've felt your pain. If I could go back to the person I was at my lowest, I would tell her: It's hard, but don't give up. Consciously accept the challenge, don't just let it run you over. Writing is hard. Rejection is hard. Writing after rejection is really hard. Fee