What to do when You’re in a Writing Slump

Some of my recent work has been a lemon. A dud. An abject failure. I’ve been in what can only be termed a “writing slump.”

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How to Handle Failure

I'm not afraid of failure.

The problems of failure are problems of discouragement, of hopelessness, of hunger. You want everything to happen and you want it now, and things go wrong. – Neil Gaiman, “Make Good Art”Continue Reading

Messages in Bottles


A freelance life, a life in the arts, is sometimes like putting messages in bottles on a desert island, and hoping that someone will find one of your bottle and open it and read it, and put something in a bottle that will wash its way back to you: appreciation, or a commission, or money, or love. And you have to accept that you may put out a hundred things for every bottle that winds up coming back. – Neil Gaiman, “Make Good Art”

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