From the Magazine

Writing Badly: The True Source of Inspiration

Craig Morgan Teicher

A useful skill for one’s writing practice is the ability to write badly. A poet explains how allowing ourselves to write badly is not only generative, but can also break the habit of self-censorship and can lead to our best work.

Classroom as Community: Creating Safe Spaces in Creative Nonfiction Workshops

Erika Anderson and Brian Gresko

The writing workshop model presents a certain degree of risk—sharing artistic work inherently involves becoming vulnerable to critique and potential emotional fallout. Perhaps none experience this risk more than creative nonfiction writers, whose memoirs and essays are often deeply personal. Here, two writing workshop facilitators offer a set of guidelines for developing a safe, respectful workshop environment.