You all inspire me and help to keep me going, especially on the days when I want to quit.
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But my parents thought it was a great idea and promptly bought me lots of stamps. Plus, I had attended summer writing workshops where kindly and experienced teachers encouraged me. I was a finalist at a youth poetry competition in my home state of Connecticut.
I was the first junior high school student at my grade 6—12 school to publish a piece in the high school literary magazine. Regarding the reflection of the moon from the little puddle in which I swam, that big white rock seemed entirely within my reach.
Then I got to college. After my first poetry workshop at Sarah Lawrence, I realized two things: I promptly switched to writing solely fiction.
My ambitious scribbling continued and I applied to MFA programs my senior year, once again motivated by a belief in my own talent. I ended up at Brooklyn College in a program run by Michael Cunningham.
He himself left a message on my voicemail congratulating me on my acceptance. That phone call was the single greatest moment in my literary career thus far.
I have yet to publish a book. The reason for that is, in part, life gets in the way. But for me, part of what weighs art down and keeps it in last place is overwhelming self-doubt.
I remember the precise moment when I first realized I was not The Shit. Staff readers were allowed to submit, as long as they did so anonymously.
Among the submissions was a story of my own, one a beloved college professor had praised. Not realizing it was mine, my classmates tore it to shreds right in front of me.
The story I had thought would blow everyone away did not even make it through the first round. The more involved I became in the literary world, the more my self-doubt grew.
My college professor Brooke Stevens told my class it was not the best writers who succeeded, but the most persistent ones, and I have reminded myself of that advice again and again.She is a published photographer, poet, essayist, and fictionista.
Her writing has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. Fictionista is a group of ladies dedicated to help authors improve their writing through honest and productive critique.
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GOODBYE NOEL, PERILOUS SHADOWS, and DARKEST HOUR have reverted back to moi. I will re-release them under Crime Fictionista Press at a future date.
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