It was terrific to receive your dentist stories last week! I’ve posted a few on my website for your reading pleasure (or “pain”), along with the winning story: “Dr. Paul, the puller” by Bev Stiffler Smith. (personally, I’m praying this one’s fiction! )
I’d still welcome your submission if time got away from you last week. Remember, it doesn’t have to be 11th grade-English-teacher-
submission-quality. There are no red pens here… so if you as a reader are wielding one every minute of every day, it’s time to put that shit down and start allowing yourself to appreciate the story within the words. Because that’s where YOUR stories are buried… beneath the perfection that keeps you from writing the first draft.
Next week, I’ll be back with a writing craft rant on “as” — because we do eventually want to polish the words we’re putting into our books — but in the meantime, I encourage you to be braver about stepping up to the plate to write every day.
You can’t start the next chapter of your life, if you keep re-reading the last one.
It’s time for you to write with joy!
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