"One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better."And I sent my 6 best poems and felt the rightness of it, the healthiness of having set them free, trusting that I will write even better ones. Thank you, Annie.
Annie Dillard HelpedWritten by Catherine Rankovic
Writer, with 30+ years' writing and publishing experience, 20+ years' teaching experience. Last book read: Mrs. Lincoln by Catherine Clinton.
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Monday, 23 May 2011 06:52
posted by Julia Gordon-Bramer
I used to make the mistake of giving lesser quality to what I deemed a lesser journal. Now, I must live with the regret of a handful of published poems out there which I know could be better. I have learned this one firsthand. It will always be the best being sent out, and the best only.
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