Hello, dear blog readers! This summer feels (at least to me) like a liminal space. A bit free, a bit not quite free; busy but also quiet. Steve and I have both been
It occurred to me this week, as I muscled through the final section of Draft 10 of my current long-form project, that a rest would soon be in order. I have a tendency
Since finishing Jenny Odell’s fascinating book, HOW TO DO NOTHING: RESISTING THE ATTENTION ECONOMY, I’ve spotted a red-bellied woodpecker (twice) on our backyard birdfeeder, identified that curious grey-capped hopper foraging in the rose
I write every day.* Like Cal Newport and Neil Gaiman, I don't believe in writer's block. Either I'm writing or I'm not writing, and mostly, I'm writing. Writing is not a natural state.
How many drafts of a story, or essay, or book, do you write before it feels “done”? Ten, twenty, fifty, one-hundred story drafts? More? I used to think it made the most sense,
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