In my workshops and with friends, we talk a lot about rejection — how it’s so un-fun we’ll procrastinate sending our work out to avoid it.
Yet, as scary as rejection is, writers harbor another, deeper, more paralyzing, fear.
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This week: A street sculpture popped up in NYC featuring a guillotine and a (real) dead rat. Judges booted 40 camels out of a beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia because their owners juiced them with Botox. And some 20-somethings created a viral satirical conspiracy theory that Birds Aren’t Real, but not everyone thinks they’re kidding.
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Awhile back, I was walking down East 30th Street — on a block that’s mostly imported-rug wholesalers and Korean barbecue — when someone opened a door, and whoosh! I was no longer in Manhattan. I was in Jamaica, surrounded by giant damp ferns, flowering blue mahoe trees, and lizards skittering along sandy stone walls.
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