I started doing school visits, and I think that’s when the feeling of being an author became real. When young students come up to you, tell you they loved your book and would you sign your autograph on a scrap of paper made it seem real. Someone wanted my autograph???
A writer doesn’t need pens, bookmarks, or pretty tea mugs they need practical and useful writing stuff that they’ll be shocked you thought of, let alone even knew existed. You'll be the star of the show when the writer in your life opens up your gift and is astonished by your cleverness.
Today I received a Short Story Competition Update about a story I submitted about three months ago. The opening line is often the same regardless of where the letter comes from: Thank you so much for entering.... Damn. So right away I know it's not a letter of congratulations. I didn't win. My twisted writer… Continue reading How To Deal With a Rejection Letter