by Angela Bourassa Failure is part of every writer's life. A big part. We all fail for years before we find success. Rather than feeling bad about that, perhaps we should take a moment to think about the ways that failure makes us better writers and better people. Debbie Millman -- a writer, educator, and... Continue Reading →
You fail only if you stop writing.
As this month is Women's History month, we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the most important writers -- male or female -- of the last century. No, Toni Morrison isn't a screenwriter, but her thoughts on writing surpass form and are completely applicable whether you're writing a broad comedy or an... Continue Reading →
Scott Myers of the excellent Go Into the Story blog today shared his thoughts on success and failure as a writer, and how the two aren't as far apart as you might think. He writes: When legendary football coach Vince Lombardi would speak in public, he rarely strayed far from two closely related subjects: success and... Continue Reading →
Dave Trottier of Script Magazine has written a clever article offering up the three best ways to fail as a writer.
Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
I’m not very comfortable giving advice to other writers. Writing just doesn’t come easy for me. Actually, it’s pretty much constant FAILURE.
Jeanne V. Bowerman recently wrote a great article about her own experiences with rejection (something that every single writer throughout the ages has dealt with) and how we as writers can make the best of each let down