My failures as a writer and ‘Little Women’

Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

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As a fledgling writer I was desperate to be read. After posting an article, I stalked the page hits for hours hoping to see a spike. I remember the first time I wrote an article that received over 1000 hits in a day—I was shocked. Like so many beginning writers, it`s not always about the money or the hope of fame—it`s about knowing that someone read something you wrote and they liked it, or it touched them in some way. Don`t get me wrong, the whole “broke writer” thing gets tiresome and we eventually need to take ourselves and our writing more seriously. We need to write what we know. We need to search out literary agents or publications that accept submissions in the categories for which our writing voice comes out naturally. For me, that was poetry, memoir, and creative non-fiction.

I tried writing fiction and in terms…

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