This came up because I was reading a book by Stephanie Feldman titled The Angel of Losses. I really liked it, in spite of the fact that it was kind of a mess, structure-wise, meandering and digressing at every turn, and I could feel at times the frustration of the writer trying to contain thisContinue reading “Story Makers and Story Chasers – a theory”
Writer John Dufresne used to say, “You want to be a better writer? Be a better person.” I teach people to read their own lives. I teach them how to make sense of their own narratives, how to break down the barriers and defenses that keep them from knowing themselves and knowing others. Those barriers are embedded in the language itself.
If you haven’t yet picked up this book, do it. If you’re a writer and you haven’t yet picked up this book, really do it. If you’re a writer writes fiction and you haven’t yet picked up this book: you’re missing out if you don’t do it. This is one of the best story collectionsContinue reading “Tenth of December: Saunder’s Vision of A Pharmacologically-Obsessed Future”
This interesting video showcases a number of writers talking about writers’ block. What always shocks and disappoints me is to see so many professional writers dismiss writers’ block as non-existent. Most of those who comment dismissively on it seem to have a very narrow definition for writers’ block: the inability to put words on paper.Continue reading “Writers on Writers’ Block”