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Writer’s Tip #77: It’s OK to Fail Over and Over and Try Again

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Great tips for soon-to-be great writers

When you read your story, does it sound off, maybe you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you’ve done something wrong? Sometimes–maybe even lots of times–there are simple fixes. These writer’s tips will come at you once a week, giving you plenty of time to go through your story and make the adjustments.

This one hit home. Sometimes, when my blues become black, I wonder why I can’t quit this painful profession called writing. Then, I saw Yuvi Zalkow’s video:

Episode 5: Writing in the Cold (I’m A Failed Writer Series) from Yuvi Zalkow on Vimeo.

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, an IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor toWrite Anything and Technology in Education. Currently, she’s working on a techno-thriller that should be ready this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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10 thoughts on “Writer’s Tip #77: It’s OK to Fail Over and Over and Try Again

  1. Wow! For a cartoony thing, it sure is quite poignant! To the point as well……I second Eliz’s comment above! Hope you are well….trying to get back into my groove here now that I’m back on the east coast after my little jaunt to the mid west! The overflowing inbox at work isn’t helping my cause though…..


  2. This was brilliant Jacqui… Not comforting at all but inspiring in a real way. Writing is cold, hard and brutal, and durability is an important quality to have… Another take-away is that published writers exchange one level of rejection, disappointment and uncertainty for another… Thought-provoking. TY! 🙂


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