James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

SC Book Festival 2012

The South Carolina Book Festival, which continues today, has been terribly good to my writing career. Yesterday, as I moderated two panels consisting of talented authors and engaged audiences, I felt very much at home.

Encouraging Rejections and DOGS OF PARSON’S HOLLOW

From my latest encouraging rejection: “I like the premise but wasn’t happy with the execution.” Now, what we have in this is code language to soften the blow, execution as euphemism for the writing itself. For the thin-skinned nascent writer, such a rejection can be devastating. For me, however, this spurs me on to evaluate […]