Thank You! More Criticism, Please

Thank You! More Criticism, Please

When I first got back the personal essay I submitted during my 5-week writing-for-magazines class, I cringed at the amount of red ink covering the pages. “I’ll never get this right,” I cried inwardly. But then I remembered a comment my teacher at...
Reject Me, I Love It!

Reject Me, I Love It!

A colleague of mine in NSA wrote a book with this title back in the late 90’s. I’m reminded of it every time I receive a rejection. What is it I’m supposed to love about this, I wonder. I had the opportunity to raise the question last week when I got...