What Songs Teach Us About Fiction Writing

While most of the songs I listen to don't merit much analysis—okay, so I admit it, I listen to a lot of artists philosophers aren't supposed to like...I'm more likely to be listening to Michael Jackson than Arvo Part or Satie—other songs employ solid writing techniques that are worthy of discussion. Point of view (most … Continue reading What Songs Teach Us About Fiction Writing

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Rejection Letters

Today I got my first rejection letter for a short story, but it's good news. Here's why... It's better to receive a crappy one-line personal note than a form letter. It means you stood out in the slush pile. Someone took time out of his or her busy day to send you a personal reply. … Continue reading Rejection Letters