So I’m on vacation in Key West (yes I really write every damn day, no matter what) and decided to read some Florida-based short stories to settle in to the area a bit. While on the plane, I checked out Stephen King’s new short story, “Laurie” that he released as sort of a teaser for […]
As if the rest of it wasn’t enough – the moneylessness, the lack of ambition for normal non-writing jobs, the general drifting dreaminess of my mind – writing suffuses me with guilt. Of course, it’s not the writing itself. That’s the fun part; shaping worlds, meeting my own characters, fine-tuning sentences. How could I feel […]
I read a ton of short stories this week but the only one that stuck with me was “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid. It’s incredibly short – approximately 650 words. Despite its brevity, it manages to convey an intense degree of emotional depth. It explores the power of our parents’ words (for better or for worse), […]
*oversharing alert* Recently I went to a witchy full-moon ritual (as one does) and proceeded to unpack my tangled and varied emotions re: money, writing, and emotion. And BOY was it a doozy. All the witchcraft in the world couldn’t untangle me from my own, very self-inflicted curses. Here’s what I discovered: Because of my […]
Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird is one of the best books on writing I have ever read. It’s a pleasure to read because of Lamott’s incredible warmth and sense of humor, and is bursting with life-changing (or at least writing-changing) advice on creativity.
Need some inspiration from a published author? Enjoy these collected quotes on writing from Rainbow Rowell.