A book review of Drawing Breath: Essays on Writing, the Body, and Loss by Gayle Brandeis.
Reading as a writer means learning if literary magazines are a good fit for your writing. Checking out Ploughshares.
Ask a writer why they write and you’ll get a thousand answers and essays. Here’s mine and a few more.
Avoiding an oft-asked question about writing and figuring out the real answer about what counts as writing to you.
I recently had a chance to review What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing by Melissa Donovan. I know it sounds like hyperbole to say that this book has everything you need to know about writing, but it really covers a lot. how-toreference bookswriting
reading the diary of a famous writer during the quarantine is perfect since it reminds me of all the things I can’t write, right now and how famous writers struggle sometimes too.
Rejection is part of a writer’s life. At the end of the year, counting up your writing rejection may seem depressing, but it hopefully shows you’re moving forward.
Don’t get too serious about your passions or you might forget while you’re doing them in the first place.
How long does it take to write a memoir? For me it took anywhere from 10 – 3 years.
I recently read and heard Anne Lamott for the first time and was surprisingly moved by inspirational quotes.