Showing posts from July, 2022

Interview With Our Guest Contributor, Getting To Know Andrea Geones

Andrea Geones of Words Between Coasts has been a regular contributor to the Bucket Digest for a while now, and in appreciation for her lovely articles, I figured it's more than time to learn a bit about her and her interests. So, we sat down and had a little interview regarding her love of writing, acting, and her pursuits beyond both:  Andrea Geones When did you discover your love of writing? Your love of acting? My love for writing came from an early love for reading. When I started writing in elementary school, my teachers recognized my aptitude, but I owe it to the fact that I was reading novels by age six while most other kids were playing sports and doing other social activities. (Contrarily, I was always distinctly terrible with sports!) I knew that I wanted to be an actor when I was a toddler. There was this one time my dad was watching “The Wizard of Oz” with me, and to try and convince me out of wanting to act, he pointed at Dorothy and said with disdain, “see? When you’

To My Fellow Writers

  There’s constructive criticism, and then there’s criticism. Most of us can tell the difference, but if you’re one of those, “I have to get it right the first time” people (I used to be) both types have a tendency to hurt.  Here’s how I stopped being depressed at the “failures” constructive criticism pointed out in my writing: I Realized That Criticism Wasn’t Pointing Out My Failures I know it's counterintuitive to what I just said, but it's true! When something needs adjusting, it's not about what you failed at doing, it’s about what you could improve upon. It’s a matter of mindset. Understanding What You Did Wrong Will Prevent You From Making the Same Mistakes In The Future Was it the way something was worded? Ask yourself: is there a clearer way to write the same thing ? How valid is certain information to your overall point ?   These are just a few things to consider.  If I Kept Taking Everything to Heart, I Would Have Gone Nowhere in My Writing Career I want to take

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