Category Archives: The Life of a Writer

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT…

Have you heard this piece of low-brow philosophy: You can be happy or you can be right? Have you ever heard this? Well, I have, and I used to buy into it until something occurred to me: What a fat … Continue reading

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Persistence

Persist – to continue steadfastly or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action, or the like, especially in spite of opposition – to last or endure tenaciously – to be insistent in a statement, request, question, etc. If you want … Continue reading

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Hello again

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But then you may not have noticed…LOL.   What have I been up to, you ask? Ok, so you didn’t ask. I’ll tell you anyway. I’ve been waiting. Actually, I’ve been waiting for a … Continue reading

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Plotting vs. Pantsing: A Writer’s Dilemma

We writers are an interesting group. We spout one-line mantras, like “Write what you know” and “Show, don’t tell.” (It makes us sound a bit like motivational speakers, or ad-men, or harmless members of a strange creative cult. Which I … Continue reading

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What a Party!

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 The March Birthday Dinner was a blast! Monterey House was excellent! Great deal on Margaritas too! I hope we get some more company next time.

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The Sickness

Yesterday I was sick.  A strange sort of vague sickness, nothing that you could put a name to or easily identify.    It was as if my Body had gotten angry and was completely rejecting me.  Like it was threatening … Continue reading

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Rejection Letters and Why I Hate Them! (It’s Not What You Think)

Okay here’s my first post here at “First Human Writes” and it’s about rejection letters. Not the fact that I receive them for my writing submissions to agents and publishers, I expect that. The problem I have is the way … Continue reading

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