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The Cure for Creative Envy

Art is not a competition — so stop secretly resenting all your writer friends

Eileen Pollack
Human Parts
Published in
9 min readMar 4, 2020

Welcome to The Draft, an advice column about writing and life from Eileen Pollack, former director of the University of Michigan MFA Program. We’re here to answer your questions about storycraft, writing, and telling the truth.

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Eileen Pollack
Human Parts

Eileen is the author, most recently, of Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman