Want to die a little inside? Open up your latest literary document and word search “that.”
Reading is important, but when all your thoughts belong to other people, you will find yourself without anything original to say. Read less, think more, write most.
Sitting before a beautifully blank page under perfect writing conditions and yet still being unable to put words to paper must be the single most exquisite form of torture known to humankind.
A beautiful and timely lesson on the role of fiction in understanding the Other:
A list of elegantly absurd old words, courtesy of The Writer’s Circle. Which is your favorite?
This Christmas break is going to be spent in coffee shops making beautiful word babies. How are you spending the holidays?
Some days words are my friends. Some days they are not.
Today the words want to kill me and sacrifice me to the goddess of deadlines and style guides.
The tip of the pen hovers just above a fresh, clean page, waiting for words. There is no sweeter torture.
It is a sad fact that I cannot often get past ‘Chapter Three’ of any work I start. I chug along just fine, pumping out the words, and then in the middle of chapter three, I start to stall.
Today I realized with a jolt that I was already halfway through the fourth chapter. I am delighted. Maybe this one was meant to be?
This has been a good writing week so far. On Monday, I started a memoir called The Book I Wish I’d Written and got up to almost 3000 words. On Tuesday, me and my writing partner came up with the beginning of a new song for a musical we’re contracted for in June 2015. Today, I decided to forgo a nap and write another chapter to The Book. Over 4000 words and going strong!