Category Archives: Idiots

Publishing Failure and She Was Just Seventeen

I’ve been feeling like a failure lately because my essay, “Claudia Songs,” has been rejected so many times. I log onto Facebook and see so many of my writer friends publishing, some often, some sporadically, but they are publishing. I’m … Continue reading

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What’s a Howler? A cutthroat peer reviewer teaches Cindy a lesson!

When I started this blog in August of 2010, just after graduating from the Solstice MFA program of Pine Manor College, I told stories from long ago about personal embarrassment. A couple of times in my life, some ruthless teachers … Continue reading

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