Sara June 19, 2018 0 Comments

Back in 2014, I was lucky enough to hear John McNally deliver a craft talk called “The Shame, the Necessity, the Discouragement and the Freedom: Rejection, Failure and the Bigger Picture,” while attending

Sara June 12, 2018 0 Comments

Working through Writer’s Block It happens to the best of us: halfway through a story you lose steam; the prospect of revision hangs over your head like a cloud; the excitement over a

Sara June 1, 2018 0 Comments

“Point of view can never be incidental or accidental. It’s as fundamental as the choice between present and past tense, or formal and informal diction, or dramatization versus summary and exposition.” —Peter Selgin,

Sara May 29, 2018 0 Comments

I woke this morning from a dream so real I could taste the words I’d been speaking in my throat. It’s a recurring dream—not the actual events or settings, but the theme and

Sara May 22, 2018 0 Comments

Lately, I’ve been racking up rejections. It’s nothing new (I’ve been in the publishing game for about two decades now), but it never gets any easier. Partly this new long-list of (often kind

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