Common Writing Obstacles: Perfectionism
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Common Writing Obstacles: Perfectionism

Perfectionism is the bane of many a writer, even experienced ones. Each story must be perfect or it’s no good. There’s no middle ground. There’s no forgiveness for ourselves. We don’t allow for the fact we’re human, we’re frail, and, despite our pride, we don’t know it all. Perfectionism plagued my early years as a…

Four Great Benefits I Gained From Writer’s Conferences

Four Great Benefits I Gained From Writer’s Conferences

When writers ask me what’s the best thing they can do for their writing careers and ambitions, I say just like my early writing teacher Kathryn Fanning did: Attend writer’s conferences. Here are a few things I gained from attending writer’s conferences that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else: At the first conference I attended,…