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Envying Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood recently turned 70. Don’t think about how many books she’s published while you’ve been thinking about writing your first book. Focus on all her unknown poetry books (not because her poetry sucks but because no one buys poetry books.)

Do not compare yourself to Margaret Atwood (especially not in a query letter but not in your head, either.)

That way madness lies.

Concentrate. Head down. Claws on keyboard. Teeth gritted. Weiner untouched.

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  1. […] to a post. The comment listed some of Israel’s war crimes and tied those sentiments to a rather benign post in which I used Margaret Atwood as an example of a writer many other writers admire. The writer […]

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