• An article by Surviving the Draft was featured
    December 2018
    Tayari Jones on how to take criticism from an editor. I’ve just finished a new novel, The Silver Girl. For this post, I am going to share with you something I wrote when I received my editorial letter. It’s is a long document-- about...
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  • An article by Surviving the Draft was featured
    August 2018
    Tayari Jones warns against letting what “needs to be done” get in the way of what else needs to be done—your book. It's time to introduce a new term: Workcrastinaton. If you're like me, you think that procrastination...
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  • An article by Surviving the Draft was featured
    February 2018
    Author Tayari Jones introduces us to 'Surviving the Draft'--How to push your book over the finish line. People often ask me what the biggest challenge I’ve faced has been in getting my novels published. Without blinking I say,...
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  • An article by Surviving the Draft was featured
    October 2017
    Tayari Jones talks about what to do after group critique If you are a member of a writing group, you have to figure out how to sit quietly while a bunch of people say exactly what they think about your work.  It’s hard to be there and...
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  • February 2017
    When I save as a draft it's difficult to come back and work on it again. I always do  a lot of changes and editing until my deadline can't wait any longer. 
  • An article by Surviving the Draft was featured
    September 2016
    Tayari Jones says that censorship isn’t always evil, but it will seriously undermine your writing process. Self-censorship is not always a bad thing. I think we all have things that we would like to write about, but don't think it would...
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