Friday, April 27, 2018

Writing's silver linings

I have a new post up at YA Outside the Lines. All month we've been blogging about rejection, and mine is about "good" rejections.

In other news, today I was thinking how one of the best things about writing is how many times we can start over, and change things, and choose our own endings, and try alternate scenes. We can bring characters back to life, undo any crisis, stop time while we perfect a line in a scene. In these ways, the page is more forgiving than real life. It's not like brain surgery, I always say--if we totally screw up a story, we can put it aside and start over.


  1. Yes! In fiction, I am the master of my universe. I am very grateful for that outlet.

    1. It's nice to have that power in an uncertain world.