I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but here goes: I am the worst-read fiction writer you have ever met. In my defense, it’s not because I’m lazy or don’t enjoy fiction. It’s the opposite: I enjoy fiction too much. I get sucked into the world of the novel; I can’t put it down, and […]
When the world is being cruel to you, you have an even bigger obligation than usual to be kind to yourself.
Disapproval and rejection are always going to hurt. But they don’t have to destroy us.