It’s about finding presence enough to be here.
Letter: ‘What’s an “Emerging” Writer and How Do I Become One?’ There are, obviously, milestones that signal to others that one has “made it” as a writer. There are also, less obviously, the milestones that signal to oneself that there is permission to continue. This is the strange journey
Welcome back to The Reading, radical empathy for writers with Yanyi. Last month, paid subscribers received the following: The postscript to today’s letter: On finding one’s own measures (Part 1 – My first acceptance and my first writing group)Private access to the inaugural writers’ cafe, Writing Space (more
Letter: ‘Will This Rejection Discourage Me Forever?’ Jurying is a serious matter and I’ve never seen it taken in another way. Most jurists are themselves artists and know the vulnerability of putting our hats in the ring. We also know the value of what it means to get this
Welcome back to The Reading. Last month and this month, paid subscribers received and will receive the following: The postscript to June’s letter: A monthly wellness prompt for the quality of your lifeThe postscript to today’s letter: A little more on the jurying processThe Writing: What does it
You've been taught to work harder when you need to work differently.
On writing what’s “expected.”
You have control but not in the way you believe.
A secret about craft.
This is a case of a change in heart.