What a great idea!
I found this thought-provoking post the other day about The 100 Best Ways to Becoming a Better Writer on thecopybot.com. Some of them are interesting ways to meet characters, such as “74. Sell insurance, cars or newspapers face-to-face for two months.” A lot of them are imaginative and funny. Some of them are just things you know you need to do, like “3. Write over a thousand words a day.”
But the one that really stood out to me and inspired me most was Number 66.
Rack up Rejections.
I haven’t been doing a lot of this. I haven’t really been doing any of it. In the past 10 years, I’ve maybe submitted work to 5 literary magazines. At this rate, all my writing will sit quietly on my computer and collect digital dust until I die or my computer dies, and either way it will be lost forever. (Note to…
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