Should I/Must I Read the Classics? (Mailbox)
The question on the table is whether a "real" writer needs to read the classics.
Five Reasons It Was Rejected That Aren't Your Fault
Part Two of an article about a lot of reasons a submission gets rejected that have nothing to do with the quality of the writing.
People have this idea that they wouldn't let fame change them. I don't think that's possible.
Tomorrow I have that speaking engagement (so no post), and I'm starting to get a little frayed around the edges about it. Not like public speaking panic––I taught for years, so that part is pretty okay––but just really wanting to nail it and not look like a complete tool.
I've also made one small change to the blog. If you're on a desktop reader, and you look over to the right, you may see a list of our best articles. That used to be the best articles of all time. Buuuuuuuuut, I've changed it to be the best of the last year. Ever since Facebook throttled the content (again), and our numbers were cut to 10% of what they once were, those older articles simply could NOT be challenged. Nothing new even comes close. So I figure even though there may be some classics that get missed, making it the best of the last year will keep things rotating and fresh, and anyone who wants to check out all seven years of hour hits can pop over to The Best of WAW.
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