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  • I’ve just read all the comments here with my hands shaking and my stomach churning the...held about my mother and my own origins since childhood. Hmm, yup, whiny brat mode achieved… but seriously, I th...
  • Beautiful! So beautifully said! Thank you. As a journaling teacher for over three deca...hear our voices and words, drops us into a listening, reflective-contemplative mode wherein we are received. Rece...
  • Great post, thank you! I have a book coming out in a couple of weeks, and a lot of this rings true. I have been reading my reviews, though, and thankfully most of them...
  • Jan you don't need to write younger, you just need to write respectfully. It sounds a bit like you don't empathize with being a teenager, or value your life experience...
  • I am so sorry to read that you went through such a hard time facing the rejection of your memoir.  I am so glad that you got help with the depression that ensued and I...
  • I get the motive of social change behind the writing urge; it's a personal driver for me. As such, I look to the works of Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Upton Sinclair, and Lo...
  • I think this rule of three, I take a similar attitude with writing workshops. It can be hard to take contradictory feedback and figure out what needs to be addressed and what's just a personal preference for that person. This post that Liz shared is a great resource!!
  • Thanks for the comment Patricia! I completely get it, books are so personal!
  • Great layout of categories and advice, even for an editor. Love the analogy of tennis and golf lessons. What about personal trainers?  That's what editors are - personal trainers.
  • It's never personal. Your perspective is a healthy one. I'm of the belief that those who need what you have will find it. It is never a pleasant experience to be coaxe...