Three kinds of difficulty.
You can have what you want, and should.
You've got to interrupt the "plan first, work later" mentality.
Today is the last edition of The Writing. Starting next week, I am releasing, instead, one more letter a month just for paid subscribers like you.
How to become someone chosen?
You are missing something, but it's not what you think.
There was a point in time that I assumed that writing was just one job: to get the thoughts down and out. But as so many reader letters reflect here at The Reading, art is at least two jobs. The first is to resist; the second is to make.
My fundamental work in the classroom is building a new trust for my students, however it is they have lost trust in their own power.
Last week, I wrote on the importance of unproductive writing spaces and some initiatives I’ve started to make them. I also asked readers to contribute their own examples of gathering with other writers.
Almost two weeks ago, I posted a question on social media for Asian American writers: “What do you really, really wish was available to you that would help you as a person and writer?”