Inspiration Information: Some Playlists for Writers

Inspiration Information: Some Playlists for Writers

Even though I write (for fun, for real and forever), I would still say that music has always been the central element of my existence. Or the elemental center. Writing is a compulsion, a hobby, a skill, a craft, an obsession, a mystery and at times a burden. Music...
Building a Better Writers Residency

Building a Better Writers Residency

Amanda Petrusich is a writer I greatly admire, and her latest piece for The New Yorker, “Why Artists Need Oddball Residencies,” is timely and most welcome. Petrusich’s thesis is clear: no matter how outlandish these residencies have become, they’re important. I agree....
Routines, Rituals, and Writers

Routines, Rituals, and Writers

Winston Churchill famously remarked: “My vices protect me but they would assassinate you.” And he managed to achieve a thing or two in his time, decadent proclivities be damned. But his boast, equally self-aware and arrogant, invariably invokes the myriad stories of...

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