"Writing isn’t work at all… And when people tell me how painful it is to write I don't understand it because it’s just like rolling down the mountain you know. It’s freeing. It’s enjoyable. It’s a gift and you get paid for what you want to do. I write because it comes out — and… Continue reading A generous way to die
Ever since Joan Didion called New York City “an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself,” aspiring writers have been longing to move to New York, and almost as many to leave it. It's a part of the initiation process as a writer--drop everything,… Continue reading Hello to all That Part One: Goodbye to all That
I've been thinking a lot lately about storytelling and my constant need for it as a writer (go figure). I'm in the thick of it writing a new novel, and at times it becomes difficult for me to focus on the real world because my mind often wanders to my story. Being lost in my head… Continue reading Why We Tell Stories
If you're anything like me, you've been telling people for most of your life that you want to be a writer (except for that brief time when I was a little girl and wanted to be an Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Cover Girl--it was a phase). Have you ever that had moment when a person looks… Continue reading What Else do Writers do?