What to Do While You Wait to be Published

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You want to be published,  for as long as you can remember. Or perhaps you’ve  recently realized that you’re actually rather good at this writing thing.  On the other hand, maybe you’ve submitted more pieces than you can count, or, you’ve just worked up your nerve for the first time. Wherever you fall in the want-to-be-published spectrum, read on. I’ve got words for you. The truth is, if you want to be published, you must never just wait. The title of this post is misleading on purpose. If you find yourself in the position of anguished waiting (wringing hands, fighting anxiety, cursing the publishing gods) here are some of the things you can be doing: All-weather Writing Your writing can be … Read More

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Guest Teacher: Amy McElroy. Luscious Language & Memoir Fundamentals!

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I’m excited to announce a guest-teacher here at Write Livelihood. In her own words, I introduce Amy McElroy, writer, teacher and editor. Follow the link below her introduction to take one of two fabulous classes in January. Early-bird specials through December 20th, 2013. * * * Amy McElroy writes: I believe in truth. Things like trees and nature and children, especially toddlers who waddle around like tiny fountains of truth. But, I believe in kindness, too.  Toddlers tell the white, blunt truth, but it usually comes with a kiss. But, most of all I believe in honesty and integrity. If you’re looking for a writing teacher or editor who gives it to you straight, even if that means sometimes you have … Read More

JordanGuest Teacher: Amy McElroy. Luscious Language & Memoir Fundamentals!