The Writer’s Need for Approval and Reasons Why It’s Often Unattainable

3/10/15 by Leneé Cobb One day, I overheard my new mother-in-law talking to someone on the phone: “She’s one of those artsy fartsy types. Fancies herself a painter or writer or some damned thing.” Perhaps some of you can relate. But I must say this upfront and now: If all of us waited for approval from others for what we’re writing, how many manuscripts would ever get finished? For the record, the relationship with my mother-in-law improved only slightly when I mentioned transcribing some of her family stories. The need for approval is strong in us. It’s tougher, I think, … Continue reading The Writer’s Need for Approval and Reasons Why It’s Often Unattainable

My Thanks to Fellow Writers

I’d like to thank all the writers on Nanowrimo 2013 and 2014 for helping me in my research. I might not have done a lot of story writing these past two years (on this novel) but I did accomplish a lot more research for it. My fictional story takes place in the Middle East (between the Black Sea and northern Africa) around 3,ooo B.C. This is an area so full of history that I’d love to visit it, but presently, I can only do so through the experiences of others who’ve been or are there. I still have a lot … Continue reading My Thanks to Fellow Writers