Walking is Writing

I am a person who likes to walk. I have a car that I hate driving because I am bad at it, driving, and I invariably picture my death every time I get behind the wheel. I have a bike, but I like walking better than biking. I like walking in a city more than... Continue Reading →

Full Circle

I accepted representation from a literary agent for my novel (hi, Erik!), and announce this on Facebook to a tepid reception. No one is a prophet in her own country. But I do receive an invitation from an old friend for dinner. She read some of my early autobiographical stories, the ones where I still... Continue Reading →

6 Reasons Your Book May Not Be Finished

  by Marissa Macy Finishing feels so good. No, not like that. Okay, like that too. But here, I’m talking about finishing a writing project. Writing, particularly in the novel format, is a long, thankless slog. And finishing something is a rare occurrence. Even if you’re prolific, you may experience the satisfaction of completing a... Continue Reading →

Current Obsession: Brandon Sanderson

By Nicole Stump It started with an innocent suggestion at the end of a book club meeting. “Let’s read Mistborn,” they said. “It’s good,” they said. While I had a healthy skepticism about fantasy books, drawing a line beyond Harry Potter, I accepted the challenge to step out of my normal reading habits. And then... Continue Reading →

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