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Learning To Be A Professional Writer

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Fifth Draft

Where I learn about what it takes to be a professional author.

11 Rejections In

Because, if my recent interactions with literary agents is any indication, there's a pacing issue.

Picking Up An Old Habit

...if you say anything is a certainty with your child then they will almost immediately do the opposite of what you just said.

Project Update: 12.4.2020 & Why I Don’t Use “Big” Words

In the meantime, I'm going to sit here digesting the two celebratory donuts I had yesterday.

I Like Putting Restrictions On Myself

When I was a teacher, I discovered how easy it was was to fall into what I call "Curriculum Purgatory."

BTW | Back To Writing

I saw a doctor in the early weeks of October.

AFK

Taking some time off of here. Will be back when November begins. Stay safe. Happy Halloween. Eat all the candy you're physically allowed. Don't forget to vote. Thanks for reading, Follow me: Twitter: @robacosta Instagram: @robacosta Contact: robertmichaelacosta@gmail.com

Sharing Your Writing Worries With The World

I write something I'm happy with, change up the settings, then hit the 'Publish' button in the top right corner. Why should my fiction writing be any different?

One Quarter Left

If the news is called because a crazed father of twins is running through the streets with two empty coffee pots in his hands, screaming about the end of the quarter, someone call my wife.

Aggretsuko: A Lesson in Long-Term Storytelling

I have a reason for writing, but I'll do my best to illustrate it with a similar example involving a small, but fierce, red panda named Retsuko.

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