While going through my Tumblr feed today, I found this and so many other jewels about writers and writing. It made me realize (again and again) how the men who made such an impact in my life are all found in my books. Ashe Hunter most especially who to this day does not have aContinue reading “What happens if you fall in love with a writer?”
It’s Friday and I’m scrolling through the hundreds of drafts on my dashboard but never published and this was one of them. I don’t even know why I didn’t press that button but it could have been the many distractions that plague me from text messages, PMs, or the latest notification on my phone aboutContinue reading ““There’s a story that wants to be told…””
This pretty much sums up my day 99% of the time.
“Jealousy is one of the occupational hazards of being a writer, and the most degrading. And I, who have been the Leona Helmsley of jealousy, have come to believe that the only things that help ease or transform it are (a) getting older, (b) talking about it until the fever breaks, and (c) using it asContinue reading “Jealousy by Anne Lamott”
“The stories we tell in fiction – stories of warning or celebration, stories of illustrative possibility – are important. When the shit really hits the fan for a civilization, artists can become more important than ever, in helping to bend a culture back to another direction, away from the impending and onrushing brick wall. IContinue reading “Rick Bass: Why I Write”
“I do not record the word exactly as it comes to me but transform it by making it pass through a prism of fabulous stories I have collected along the way. I gather stories the way a lepidopterist hoards his chloroformed specimens of rare moths, or a sunburned entomologist admires his well-ordered bottles of Costa RicanContinue reading “Pat Conroy: Why I Write”