Tag: vulnerability

“Wait without Thought”: Writing and Not Writing during COVID-19

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hopeFor hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,For love would be love of the wrong thing. . . T.S. Eliot, “Wait without Hope” from East Coker Last week, I had a pitch rejected by a literary magazine I have always wanted…
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Writing, Grieving, and Recovering: Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

I’m three quarters through Emilie Pine’s evisceratingly well-written collection of personal essays and I can’t remember an author who’s made me cry this much…

Reframe Harsh Criticism: 5 Fast Quotes

Happy #FastTipsFridays! Every writer (and human being) knows the sting of harsh criticism. There’s a difference between biting attacks and constructive feedback, but even when you know that difference it can be difficult to reframe hurtful words. Here are 5 quotes I return to during those times. “There are too many people today who instead…
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Writing on Wednesdays title cover with Sarah Bereza and Nicole Roccas

Abundance Mentality and Generous Writing MIDDLESODE (Ep 027)

Battling fears and scarcity mentality? Lean into generosity to cultivate more abundance in your writing life!

Under the Laurel Tree: The Story of My Next Book

Four years ago, I found out that something I assumed would be a given–something I had grown up staking my heart on–may never come to be.