An offering of writing advice by writer and critic Yanyi.
Send a Letter
‘You Are More Than Your Writing.’
On July 31, 2022, The Reading will go on a long hiatus.
‘I’m So, So Tired of Having to Justify My Writing.’
Is it really terrible to be wrong?
On knowledge as a trapping net
What to do with the knowing we have—what we want from what we know.
‘Can I Still Write My Memoir If It Exhausts Me?’
This book is a ghost of memoirs past.
‘How Do I Find Joy in Big Writing Projects?’
You're juggling two minds, but you only need one.
Writing strategies for perfectionism
Writing against the (Platonic) form.
‘Lately, All My Stories Fall Short.’
It’s time to look at everything everywhere all at once.