The Writing Life

McInerny, Ralph M.
March 2006
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2006, Issue 161, p21
The article presents a personal narrative of how the author struggled to become a fictional writer. He describes the countless stories he sent to various magazines and the discovery that they were rejected because they were not actually stories. He describes how he felt when he finally got a story accepted for publication. He later went on to write many novels. He believes that a writer should return again and again to the original inspiration that caused him or her to write.


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