Judy Bridges changed my life when I attended her SHUT UP & Write! course some years ago in Milwaukee. She helped me see ways to work on my craft, connected me to an amazing writing community ( RedBird Studios and more recently, RedBird RedOak Writing) and nudged me onto a path I had avoided, [...]Read more »
Posts tagged 'emerging writers'
“Mere literary talent is common; what is rare is endurance, the continuing desire to work hard at writing.” Donald Hall I agree with Mr. Hall’s statement, but I would add something. For writers seeking publication, they must also work hard at submitting and overcoming any fears of rejection. And, that includes, moving on when rejections [...]Read more »
Writers write, read, share, revise, submit and hopefully, find their work reaching new audiences. But all writers can, and should, constantly be trying to improve. I was recently accepted to the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. I’m excited, delighted and anxious — having the typical writerly neuroses: am I going to be out of my [...]Read more »
I’ve sat in the hallowed writing studio at Red Bird-Red Oak in Milwaukee feeling like a fraud. Could I, should I, call myself a writer with zero fiction credits?
We all know the answer is yes, I could and should have considered myself a writer without the credits. But, let me tell you, after winning the emerging author lottery this fall and getting three acceptances, it feels a whole lot better to have the credits, so, if you’re waiting for the day, I have some simple advice for you: read, write, banish, send and share.