Cup of Comfort for Writers: Inspirational Stories That by Colleen Sell

By Colleen Sell

This new addition to the "Cup of convenience" sequence could have writers studying. during this choice of tales, writers of all kinds percentage their literary reports with readers, allowing them to in on useful routines, technique of notion, and what it truly is prefer to easily write.These individuals' tales are supposed to motivate. via referring to the ups and downs and bits and bobs in their writing makes an attempt, writers are aiding different writers locate the enjoyment in writing. For the beginner in addition to the veteran, "A Cup of convenience for Writers" celebrates all those that love this literary artwork.

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I just stared at him, deadpan. He didn’t understand. When I received a letter of acceptance in the mail weeks later, I feared it was the result of a clerical error. But when I showed up at the university on a hot day in June and found my name on the registration list, I knew it was for real. On the first day of the program, my heart pounded in my throat while I listened to introductions from the eleven other writers. We were all seated at a table around the workshop leader, much like the apostles gathered around Jesus Christ at the Last Supper.

I’m not one with the universe. But I haven’t embarrassed myself by writing an unwarranted nasty letter to an editor at HarperCollins or bothered any of the well-published judges of The Bellwether Prize with a ridiculous whining phone call. The breeze has died down. The daffodils have stopped bobbing. Okay, I can live with the fact that their shaking heads were not a response to the bad mood I’d degenerated into because of a sheet of paper I’d found in my mailbox. I don’t even care that this parallelism of writing and gardening—this creation, decay, and rejuvenation metaphor—might embarrass the sophisticated reader.

Betty said. “When they’re in the car, you bring up hard-boiled eggs. Then they just disappear. ” Harriet asked. Did I hear someone say the writing was good? They dismantled the chapter—each scene, the sentences, the details. What happened to the eggs? I was hooked. I made my way through the fifth draft, feeling alternately elated and suicidal. I’d get stuck and question everything, wonder how I’d ever find my way to the end. What had made me think I could write a book? Fortunately, I had encouragement and guidance from my editor.

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