The writing life  

Fifteen minutes in the New York Times

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Karin Gillespie dreamed of being published in the Gray Lady, but when it finally happened, her big moment came and went in a New York minute. She writes about her experience on Writer Unboxed: "My initial motivation for writing the piece was to increase my platform and thus become cat nip for Big-Five editors. That didn’t happen. What did happen was I heard from dozens of readers who passionately connected with my words. And, of course, that’s ultimately why I write."