Be Careful – and Thankful – What You Wish For

  Years ago, while living a life that is very different than the life I’m living now, a writer whose opinion meant a lot to me (both then and now) told me that a story of mine I had asked him to read was, well, let’s just say I’ve heard nicer things said about ax murderers.   I was so agitated by this writer’s criticism that I stormed to my writing desk, saying You wan...

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