More words. On more pages.

I think most people fail from giving up too easily. They think now they have to be responsible and focus only on what makes money. Or that writing isn't practical. Or they are too self-critical and never complete anything. Keep at it. Ignore the critics. Ignore the praise. Ignore everyone and everything. Ignore even the writing teachers. Ignore what other writers have done. Just keep at it. More words. On more pages. It's that simple. 

This writing tip comes from Matt Nagin.

Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight
by Matt Nagin

This highly-accessible, dynamic collection offers existential ponderings, comic situations, poetic meditations on death, musical riffs, political commentary, striking imagery and more. The 45 poems in this collection represent a range of styles and subject matter. 18 of these poems were previously published in such journals as Antigonish Review, Grain Magazine, Dash, Arsenic Lobster, Dash, Spillway, The Charles Carter, Downtown Brooklyn, and many, many more. This debut collection of poetry from Matt Nagin is sure to, as the title suggests, comment on the way even the most delicate and majestic of us tend to be drawn, willy-nilly, towards the crooked moonlight.

Matt Nagin
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