Handling rejection

Handling rejection Yes, it will happen to all of us at one time or another, the dreaded rejection letter. These days it’s the rejection email, or even…no response whatsoever. Of course, it’s a letdown; you worked hard the piece, you thought it was worthy, so why are they rejecting it? You have to look at... Continue Reading →


Plotter vs Panster

When it comes to writing, some people like to think about the entire story, before actually writing at all. Then there are others who just sit at the blank page and write on the fly, let the story tell itself. I am a Panster. I did not know this when I began writing. I actually thought... Continue Reading →

To Muse or Not To Muse

Tonight, for some reason I was contemplating — what the heck is a muse? And do we really need to be inspired by one to write? Most of us have heard the expression, “She’s my Muse” or “The Mona Lisa is my Muse.” Okay, so does this mean a person, place or thing (a Noun?) has to be... Continue Reading →


Why do we need reviews to validate ourselves? We don’t. When you get a Five-star review you jump for joy, shout it from the roof-tops, you did great! What happens when you get a two star, or even worse a one star, and that’s only because they have to leave a star to review; then they... Continue Reading →

Write As You Are

Never compare yourself to other writers. You are who you are, and you only know what you know. IF you are constantly saying: but I wish I could be as good as — or if I could only You will never have the confidence to be YOU. We are all different and that is a good thing.... Continue Reading →

Don’t take life for Granted

If you are healthy don’t waste it! Get out there and live life to the fullest, for it may not last. Life is short and health is never guaranteed. Anyone with a chronic illness will attest. Be Free and Be Alive because not everyone has that opportunity and we envy you. © Theresa Jacobs

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