This is the best thing to happen today and it’s still early, so poetry on this snowy Tuesday better step it up. I came relatively late to the work of Billy Collins, despite the fact that so many people had ordered me to read his stuff. So yes. Here’s a video of his poem Forgetfulness, animated.
I’ve been reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, and honestly was pretty surprised by it. I only read it because people (and podcasts and blog posts) kept recommending it to me, and I went in with Eat Pray Love in my head and a giant, snobbish assumption that I knew that it
There’s a lot of articles out there on keeping your writing voice, and there’s a good few on staying true to your writing voice. Want to be a writer? read There’s not much mention of something I’ve noticed though: how sometimes your writing voice can waver when you’re reading books by other writers. Sometimes you can
Do what works for you, because ‘you’ is all you have to work with The pursuit of the ‘best way’ to do anything is seductive. 6 secret ways to get traditionally published. 9 writers powerful ways to fight writers’ block. 10 famous writers on setbacks. All of this diligent searching and earnest reading will mostly tell
Like pretty much everyone I know, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo this year. I love joining in with it because of the community feeling and it gives me a bit of a boot in the backside to write and stick at it every day. I was wish it was NaNoWriMo every month, and