The author of the forthcoming novel At Sea describes her struggle to get an agent and conceive a child and meditates on the expectations of being both a mother and an author.
Lara Ehrlich, the host of the podcast Writer Mother Monster, debunks the superwoman myth and considers how to balance writing and motherhood.
Author Lara Ehrlich, the host of Writer Mother Monster, shares a selection of the best insights and advice offered on the podcast.
The author of five poetry collections, most recently frank: sonnets, meditates on the idea of order and revisits her past to consider how shaping a book is like forging and acknowledging a self.
With daily life so affected by the pandemic, the author and playwright offers suggestions for staying creative such as writing letters, trying a short form, and letting yourself take a break.
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.