Outlining the next project may help me get to The End, or it may be a complete failure. Only one way to find out.
Whether working with my hands or my imagination, there is nothing like the right tool for the job.
I stumbled onto Go, Went, Gone, a novel by Jenny Erpenbeck (and translated from German by Susan Bernofsky), thanks to a review in the New Yorker, and I’m so glad I did. The unassuming but important story dropped me into a world I’d heard about
Winning first place is a great reminder that stories from the heart are winners.
Listening and taking input well requires parking that ego for long enough to open our ears.
A reader’s response to the same book will vary widely, and that’s a good thing.
Freelancing means trying to strike the right balance for each client.
Why querying brought back a college classroom.
What I learned about writing while listening to my body on the yoga mat.
Following my enthusiasm has never led me astray, though it also won’t take me quite where I expect.