“Look to the blank page as an unconditional hug. The white, empty space will embrace you if you commit to the page. Write when you don’t feel like it. That will help you produce your best work. Let the words simmer and then return to the page again. Revise. Get feedback from trusted colleagues. Submit. Wait. And while waiting, fine tune your craft. Take long walks. Read widely. Grab coffee with a writer friend. When acceptance or rejection arrives, stay centered. Don’t react. Keep refining your craft. Keep working on your words. Don’t lose the chance to tell your story.”
– Rudri Bhatt Patel, Reviews Editor at Literary Mama
Rudri Bhatt Patel is a former attorney turned writer and editor. Prior to attending law school, she graduated with an MA in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She is the co-founder and co-editor of The Sunlight Press, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Civil Eats, Saveur, Dame Magazine, MoonPark Review, Milk Candy Review, Pidgeonholes and elsewhere. She is currently working on a memoir on grief and the Hindu culture. She lives in Arizona with her family.