“The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 2016)” by Toni Morrison

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The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 2016)

by Toni Morrison

Genre: African-American/Criticism & Theory/Discrimination & Racism


What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America’s foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison’s most personal work of nonfiction to date.


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Everything That Will Tempt You to Quit Writing–and How to Deal with It

Very good post – more than worth your time! 😉

A Writer's Path

by Meg Dowell

Pursuing a career in writing comes with plenty of obstacles. Overcoming those obstacles — especially when your barriers involve other people — can be overwhelming. The stress of trying to Make Writing Happen can be draining enough to force you to consider quitting. Even though you shouldn’t!

Here are a few things that will, or have already, almost convince you to stop writing — and how not to let them bring you down.

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5 Ways to Excel at Taking Criticism Poorly

Please feel free to bonk me over the head and shove me into a closet if I EVER do any of these! I’ll get the message! 😄😏

A Writer's Path

by Kyle Massa

Let’s get one thing out of the way: very, very few people enjoy taking criticism. It’s not fun to spend hours of your time on a piece that you really like, only to have someone point out all the things they didn’t like. In fact, sometimes it can be downright discouraging.

But let’s not get discouraged. Because any writer will tell you that the first draft is always going to stink. Which means that the feedback you receive is invaluable to your writing process. Without it, you can’t improve.

Still, there are those out there who just can’t take criticism. If you want to be one of those wonderful folks, here are five great ways to excel at taking criticism poorly.

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