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Back from the Brink

A few years ago, I had reached an all-time low.  I had recently finished my two-book contract and the publisher declined book three (given that they had announced it as a duology, I was not especially surprised), and my agent stopped responding to phone calls, including the message I left which said it sounded like […]

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My Inglorious Writing Career

My Inglorious Writing Career by Christie Maurer I first started writing in 1951 at age 14—a spy story while my father and I were visiting my uncle after my mother’s funeral. I held my firstborn book in my hand in July 2013. I knew I had to write, and if people couldn’t relate to my […]

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Catastrophe and Transformation: One Writer’s View of Survival and Success

I am pleased to open up the Stories of Perseverance blog with a posting by Jason S. Ridler, PhD. Jason was a classmate of mine at the Odyssey Writing Workshop in 2005. Our desks were next to each other and he never ceased to amaze me with his wealth of knowledge about the genres of […]

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