Monday, March 02, 2009

Why it's hard to make the grade in publishing

Writing for publication is not like writing for your creative writing class. There are no grades on your assignments; truthfully there are rarely assignments at all, and you'll be lucky if you ever actually lay eyes on the prof or receive a rubric of any sort. And the whole thing is pass/fail. At first glance, it's the easiest class ever.

Here's the problem: the only passing grade is an "A".

3 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

A cruel, hard truth, Barbara!

L. Diane Wolfe
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Shoqua said...

Incredibly true and yet utterly terrifying.

Bob Sanchez said...

I love that line, "The only passing grade is an A." To that may I add that there is no grade inflation.

Bob Sanchez
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