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49 // Augur co-Editor-in-Chief Terese Pierre—Nothing Has to Happen

“Nothing has to happen in the story. There doesn’t need to be explosions or big shocking twists. It’s just enough to have well-developed characters and a beautiful world.” —Terese Mason Pierre, Augur

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48 // CRAFT Editor-in-Chief Katelyn Keating—Leave Us Heartbroken, Amazed, or Excited

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When Your Writing Keeps Getting Rejected By Editors, It‘s Time to W-R-I-T-E.


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I Feel...⁠ ⁠ motivation to write waning. ➡️ alive and amazed when I write.⁠ ⁠ ...unsure about my writing identity. ➡️ confident about my strengths and voice.⁠ ⁠ ...lonely and toiling in my room of my own. ➡️ connected and part of something bigger.⁠ ⁠ ...intimidated by the steps to publish. ➡️ supported, informed, and ready to be seen.⁠

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Four-Step Checklist for Handling Feedback About Your Writing

A Simple Checklist

Here is a checklist with four questions that I use to help writers evaluate feedback: