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Writers Who Want To Get Published Don’t Give Up

August 31, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

I’m not sure any of my essays would have been published if I’d given up.

Submissions got lost. Email got deleted. Editors got deluged.

If you care about your writing and want it to be published, then you need to keep sending it out and following up. But don’t follow up with, “I’m following up.” Follow up with more reasons why your essay or story will connect with the publication’s readers or with a new essay.  Sometimes it’s easier to sell the older one by getting your foot in the door with a newer one. (more…)

The Disobedient Bra Strap

August 23, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

Hey friends,

Went on a two-week vacation, a cruise on the eastern Mediterranean with shore excursions. Something I’ve never done before. Looking out onto the vast, seemingly endless sea from my balcony reinforced the reality that we have control over nothing and it’s best to just go with it whatever the it is.

That said, I’ve stopped trying to control my bra strap. (more…)

Solving Your Life Problems

August 3, 2011 by Giulietta Nardone

Hello rebellious readers,

Got our first human guest post (Valentino the cat was technically the first guest post) from Farouk Radwan. I commented on one of his guests posts on another blog and he visited my site and asked if he could write one for me on Solving Your Life Problems.

The topic intrigued me because we tend to complain endlessly about our problems, but take little action to rectify them.

Let’s give Farouk a warm, disobedient welcome!

Imagine you had the ability to solve each life problem you face.

You’d be happier and more self confident, right? (more…)