I recently read a tweet by a person pondering how to start getting ready for National Novel Writing Month (the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days that happens in November). I pondered the word ready, and I thought about all of the typical ways I might get ready myself …
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At the beginning of this year, I announced some goals (setting goals for me is a little like sex—the world suddenly becomes full of marvelous…
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And meditating on impatience
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Death, God, Leonard Cohen, and Hallelujah
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I’ve often said one can’t go through life as a writer without having at least one devastating experience with a mean-spirited teacher, classmate, or…
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I’m thinking about doing the hustle because 2022 has been a year of starting and finishing several projects at once, and then doing the hustle is really…
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“The central project of my adult life as a writer is to know and love what we have been given, and to urge others to do the same.” —Barry Lopez When I…
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Is a rhyme as annoying as a mime? Or is it about time?
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Intimations: A Writer's Discourse