Thought Catalog

Miranda July

33 Unusual Tips To Being A Better Writer

I spent the entire 90s writing bad fiction. 5 bad novels. Dozens of bad stories. But I learned to handle massive rejection. And how to put two words together. In my head, I won the Pulitzer Prize. But in my hand, over 100 rejection letters.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

She saw lots of safe people and she fell asleep and had a dream… And all the safe people woke up and the old man said “Shush, we’re sleeping.” And then everyone, everyone, everyone turned to mustard.