Liz Durano

What happens if you fall in love with a writer?

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… Read More

“There’s a story that wants to be told…”

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… Read More

Being a Writer

    This pretty much sums up my day 99% of the time.  

Jealousy by Anne Lamott

“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… Read More

Rick Bass: Why I Write

“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… Read More

Pat Conroy: 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… Read More

Shame

“I was in a car full of writers once, being driven to some event, and everyone in the backseat was talking about our failures and disappointments.  The driver turned around and burst out, “You’re all so talented!  Why… Read More