Writing Dangerously


Santa slid this into my stocking last week and I couldn’t be happier. It showed up right when I needed it. The start of the new year. There’s no way I’m going to be able to follow all 365 days of prompts and inspiration, but I’m hoping to keep up with them as best as I can. This writing life isn’t easy.

I also read Ann Patchett’s Truth & Beauty over the Christmas break and I loved it. It brought me into the minds of two successful and beautiful writers, who also struggle(d) to get their writing done, one much more than the other.

And then the latest issue of Creative Nonfiction showed up in the mailbox and Jessica Handler’s essay, titled “How can you write nonfiction when you don’t have the facts?” has given me specific direction to get out of my latest rut.

Now I just need to get my butt in the chair. Where it is today. And hopefully it will be there tomorrow. k


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