The author presents his theory of the writing life as a “toilsome, magical, unpredictable road,” and illustrates the hurdles an ambitious writer might encounter.
The author finds solace in rereading George Saunders’s novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, while mourning the death of her father during the pandemic.
The author of Fifty Words for Rain reflects on learning to forge her own unique path through the world.
A fiction writer breaks up with her novel and learns that sometimes it’s more important to follow your intuition than take advice.
The executive director of National Novel Writing Month reflects on a quote from dancer Martha Graham, and how her acceptance of “divine dissatisfaction” can be applied to the writing life.
The author examines thirteen common instances of writer’s block—or what she calls “the studious avoidance of writing”—and offers practical fixes for each.
A debut memoirist speaks up about post-publication blues and offers some suggestions for how to cure them.
What Cheer Writers Club is a nonprofit organization in downtown Providence supporting Rhode Island’s makers of the written, spoken and illustrated word. They provide networking and career workshops for writers, quiet coworking spaces, and a podcast studio and classes.
Writers have a long tradition of literary envy. Here, an author explores the green eyes of literature through the lens of the past, and how to navigate it in the present.
An author considers the process of converting rooms from the past into creative spaces for the future.