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#FridayReads: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

#FridayReads: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan Rosenfeld

Title: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence Author: Jordan Rosenfeld Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books Publication Date: May 13, 2015 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 234 ISBN: 003-5313661976 List Price: $16.99 If you’ve ever felt discouraged by your writing—like you’re not good enough, like there’s no point, like it just doesn’t matter—this book is for you. This is...

Boiling

Boiling

Whenever I finish a big writing project, like a book, I feel completely spent and empty. The only things I can write for months afterward are flash fiction, (bad) poems, or blog posts. Sometimes only blog posts, and sometimes not even that. I have heard other writers describe this feeling of being empty and raw,...

Refresh

Refresh

Living with a chronic illness means that you have to be able to change plans based on how you’re feeling. If you don’t want people to see you as an unreliable flake (especially if your illness is invisible, like mine), you have to plan ahead and be ready to get things done on your good...

hold on/let go

hold on/let go

I have tried writing about it, and I have tried not writing about it. I have tried writing about other things—books I have read, music I have been listening to, documentaries I’ve watched—but these feel insubstantial and out of reach. The only story I can hold onto right now is the one I’m living, and...

But it was true for me…

But it was true for me…

No one likes being lied to.  Especially by a memoirist.  If even one event in a memoir is made up, it makes the rest of the story suspect. In autobiographical fiction, though, it’s okay if the author “lies” to us, because we go into the reading experience expecting, well, fiction.  Not real events. An article...