Monthly Archives: March 2016

The agony (and the ecstasy) of literary rejection

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Ask any writer what the worst part of writing is, and you will get two answers: 1.) The dreaded writer’s block, and 2.) Getting rejected by publishers after spending weeks, months, even years on a manuscript. Granted, the rejection part comes after the actual writing, but it is an intrinsic, necessary part of the process, […]

5 reasons I’m happy not to be a mother

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You’ve probably noticed the latest Facebook tag-a-friend picture game called the ‘Motherhood Dare,’ where mothers are nominated to publish pictures that make them “feel happy to be a Mom.” So you post some pics of the kiddos, of you with those kiddos, and share a little something about why you are happy to be a […]

Love to travel? You’ll love this Word of the Day

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Chances are, this snowy second day of spring in Maine has got you dreaming of warmer climes. Maybe you’re imagining yourself on a white, sandy beach with a fruity drink in hand, watching the waves roll in. Or, if you’re not so much a summer person, but still an anywhere-but-here person, perhaps you are pondering […]

Word of the day: Kaffeeklatsch (Part one in a series)

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To celebrate my love for words, I have decided to begin a new series here on Twice Sold Tales. This should come as no surprise, but I’ll say it anyway: I love words. I love the infinite combinations of ways words can be used, understood, misinterpreted, and cherished. Margaret Atwood once said, “A word after […]

Books and weekend adventures in Rockland

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For our latest bookish adventure, we took the advice of one of Twice Sold Tales’ readers and went up to Rockland. This reader had gotten in touch with me after I posted my piece about the train leaving us there one autumn day. He suggested a few bookshops, stores, and restaurants where we should go […]