Guest Author: Ari Augustine on Writer Insecurity

Originally posted on Nicholas Rinth:
β€œDon’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” — Franz Kafka In all my years as a writer, I have learned three fundamental truths about the craft. Firstly, insecurity and…

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Rejection Letter #6

It’s a strange experience when I speak to non-writers about receiving rejection letters. To the outside world, hearing nothing at all is the greatest of news. Inside a writer’s world, it’s silent code for “no, we are not interested in your work.” Which, if I’m being honest, stings a little. No one likes being ignored […]

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42 Days Until NaNoWriMo 2017

If I could sum up 2017 in a single word, it would be intense.Β Arduous would be appropriate, too. In April, I moved to Seattle, Washington. Through May and June, I queried my novel, hunted for apartments, and enrolled in college. June through August heralded earning work as a freelance writer, attending summer classes, acclimating to […]

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Plum Deluxe Adventure

Steep. Savor. Make Moments Matter. — Plum Deluxe Two weeks ago, I was on the hunt. I wanted to break free from traditional flavors, to find an adventure in my cup, to savor a moment with myself as I embrace each new day. Most of all, I craved the soothing promise of tea. So I […]

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September TBR

The Books I’ll be stuffing my nose into this month. What’s on your TBR shelf?

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Elsewhere, We Became #5

Ellie looked for home and she made one in the arms of a French man. His accent drove her wild, his cologne a faint promise that clung to her clothes, in her bed, on her skin. She loved him, in every way a 22 year-old red-headed stripper from Baltimore could love a client. Years passed […]

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September 2017 Book Releases

Fall book releases are magical. They have the ability to make me tremble in my rubber wellies with excitement. I live to get my hands on a new adventure, one a world barely contained by covers. My fingers are all too eager to free it, word by word, one page at a time. This is […]

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