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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
April 15, 2015

She said it . . .

“Imagine the sounds of nails scraping along a chalkboard. Sometimes writing a first draft feels a lot like that. You look at the drivel you’ve plopped on the page and your teeth hurt because it’s so bad. That’s okay. It’s allowed to be bad. I had to learn to give myself  permission to be downright awful no matter how badly I wanted to get things right on the first try. Revision is your friend. Revision will save you. But it can’t if you never finish the first draft.” – Melissa Grey, debut novel, The Girl at Midnight, out this month from Delacorte Press

Who’s up next . . .

April 21: Lisa McDougal (chapter, Tebow Family Secret), Amber Boudreau (chapter 3, Stone), Mo Bebow-Reinhard (chapter 1, Dinner at Marshall Field’s), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 18, Coastie Girl), Cindi Dyke (chapter, North Road), and Judith McNeil (???).

April 28: ???

May 5: Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 19, Coastie Girl), Pat Edwards (???), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Mike Rickey (poems), Cindi Dyke (chapter, North Road), Millie Mader (chapter 62, Life on Hold), and Andy Brown (chapters, The Last Library).

Our April editor . . .

Amit Trivedi is our Writers Mail editor for this month. Send your good stuff to him.

Migrating to Wiggio . . . (more…)

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