The open book: what writers don’t tell writers about writing (part 2)

Caren Gussoff Sumption
6 min readDec 14, 2020
Photo by Ángel López on Unsplash

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) on professional envy.

I made two embarrassing errors:
~ I called it jealousy, when I should have called it envy. Jealousy is when you fear someone covets what you already have. Envy is when you covet what others have.
~ I was trying, still, to be a…

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