What I have in common with Hemingway, Flaubert & Dorothy Parker

As a writer, my emotional state seems to vacillate between two settings. Setting 1 is being supremely confident in my own abilities: I know what I'm doing, I'm doing it well, and woooh boy am I ever good at writing things! Setting 2 is being absolutely sure that I'm a talentless hack who shouldn't ever be allowed to string a single sentence… Continue reading What I have in common with Hemingway, Flaubert & Dorothy Parker

“…all I have is a pile of paper covered with wrong words”

Today on Twitter, I came across this telegram. It was posted by @Tatum_Flynn, and it's a telegram writer Dorothy Parker sent to her editor. Most of us, whether we are writers or whether we do some other kind of work, can probably relate to this feeling of absolute emptiness and despair. I know I can.… Continue reading “…all I have is a pile of paper covered with wrong words”