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I didn’t set foot in the United States for four years. Cue the culture shock.
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Trust me, I’m a pro at rejection.
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It doesn’t have to be painful. Ah, the dreaded question: What genre is your story? When you think about it, genre is a bit evil. You’ve spent months – or years – wrangling words into a coherent manuscript. It has elements of so many ideas, but after all of the work and soul you’ve put […]
Read more: I Researched How To Hack Readers’ Brains Into Loving My Stories
Here’s What I Learned: Five complete fiction manuscripts. Eight years. Hundreds of rejections. Zero offers of representation. Saying I was frustrated with my journey to authorship is an understatement. Worse was that agents and publishers gave the same feedback, whether in response to a query or the full manuscript: “We don’t feel like it’s a […]
Read more: Had A Baby? Here’s How To Keep Writing.
The tips I wish someone had given me. “She was a great writer, but then she got married and had a baby. Don’t make that mistake, Sarah.” A fellow writer told me this during one of our group meetings. I was about twenty five at the time and dreaming of having a family of my […]
Read more: I Researched How To Hack Into My Reader’s Brains. Here’s The Full Dissertation:
MA Dissertation: Schema Theory and Reader Appreciation Of Literature By Sarah Long 8 January 2019 Chapter 1: Introduction The marriage of literary analysis and cognitive linguistics has been growing stronger over the past decades, and researchers are seeking to expand the field in various ways (Stockwell, 2002). One such expansion which has been suggested is […]
Read more: Writerly TED Talks
So I have a thing for TED talks. For those of you who haven’t heard of them, they’re insightful short videos about subjects ranging from engineering biology to, oddly, new ways to tie your shoes. Imagine my glee when I discovered a post by Aerogramme Writers’ Studio listing 13 TED talks about the story telling […]
Read more: Famously Rejected
So I stumbled upon this lovely website called LiteraryRejections.com, and I have to say, after the few weeks I’ve had, this discovery was much needed. To be honest, I’ve been a bad writer lately. Not in the sense that I haven’t been writing, or that my stories have been crap (though some *special* lit mag […]
Read more: Curiouser and Curiouser
So this post will be a little different from the norm, as I don’t really like writing about my personal life. But I learned today that my most recent ex has moved on with someone who had claimed to be my friend. We haven’t talked in awhile, but I figured girl code still applied to […]