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The Other Type of Rejection for Writers

Though its usefulness is questionable, people who declare their intention to be a writer will hear a warning from, well, just about everywhere not long afterward. Get comfortable with rejection, because you’ll be facing it a lot…from agents, publishers, journals, contests…rejection is part of life as a writer. Okay, yes, it is. I can’t deny …

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Scintilla13 Day 16 (The Final Day)

We bet there was a story you wanted to tell that didn’t line up with any of the prompts. Write it anyway – and use it to write a one or two sentence prompt that others could use to tell a good story of their own. Then,¬†share it with us, if you’re comfortable. Most aspects …

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Scintilla Day 6

Write about a chance meeting that has stayed with you ever since. This doesn’t happen to me often, because to be frank, strangers don’t find me interesting, charming, or worth the time to engage. I don’t play social games often, and when I do, rejection is usually the result, so I don’t bother. When people …

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Reverb11: Party Time

Tell us about the “best” party you attended this year. Despite not being much of a “party person”, I did attend a few this year. Some were huge, mind blowing affairs, the likes of which I have rarely seen. Others were more modest. Each had their own appeal. But if I had to choose the …

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Reverb11: Friendship

What kind of friend were you in 2011? What kind of friend do you want to be in 2012? It is hard to determine what kind of friend I was in 2011, exactly. You would probably have to consult my friends for their take on this question. I assume, as far as quality is concerned, …

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