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Every storytelling exercise should begin by asking: Who is my audience and what is the message I want to share with them?
Each decision about your story should flow from those questions.
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In times past, when circumstances demanded new ways of expression, it was often female writers who invented new words.
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The suffix '-ness' can transform a plain word into something stranger and affectingly abstract. For example, 'dark' is factual, whereas 'darkness' is more graphic and poetic.
Other words that already follow this form: the unvisitedness of our parents and grandparents. The unembracedness of our friends. The egglessness of our pantries.
To show the depths of your connection with a place or feeling, simply adding an 'r' or an 'er' to the end of a noun can show a new existential title.
Jane Austen christened a group of random gamblers around a casino table, all coming from the 'outside,' as 'outsiders.' In her novel Emma, she turned the word 'sympathy' into 'sympathizer,' the first recorded use of that word.
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You can’t please everybody that you meet in life.
Critics are not all bad. You can learn things about yourself from them too. The solution is to learn from criticism, not be afraid of it.
See career challenges for what they are: an opportunity to try something different.
If your career never got messed up, then you’d probably stay in your comfort-zone for your entire life and never try something different.