Tag Archives: becoming a writer

Ten Endeavors That Helped Me Become and Stay a Writer

Friends I haven’t seen for a while will often ask me about my writing – their eyes showing disbelieve that I continue down this path that to them seems to have no reward. Never ending rewrites, no writing paychecks in … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , | 5 Comments

The Most Important Slush Pile of All

I taught creative writing (among other things) to 11-12 year old students for 20 years. I’d go home weekends with a pile of stories to read. The range of abilities was tremendous. Most could put a 1-3 page story together, … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Editing, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

On Becoming a Writer

Writer 1. somebody who writes books or articles professionally 2. somebody who can write, who writes well, or who enjoys writing It hasn’t been easy. For starters, I started my writing career in third grade with pencil in hand. My … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment