Quote of the Week

“Let us simmer over our incalculable cauldron, our enthralling confusion, our hotch-potch of impulses, our perpetual miracle.”—Virginia Woolf






Staring Down the Challenges of Writing

Paul Auster reflects on the writing of his latest novel. There’s lots of wisdom in this brief video.






Tapping a Deep Reservoir for Writing

Here’s what I learned from hearing Gail Tsukiyama, award-winning author of seven novels, in conversation with the legendary Dorothy Allison at an intimate Hedgebrook event in San Francisco last week.






Quote of the Week

“What you want to do is write the best book you can write. There is no timeline to that. Do the best you can do with what you have. Get rid of the timeline.”—Gail Tsukiyama






Quote of the Week

“Find the entry point that will hold up … and the voice that will sustain the work.”—Dorothy Allison






A Brilliant Idea from Inky Girl

Plotting a novel? Check out this fun advice from cartoonist Debbie Ridpath Ohi.






Quote of the Week

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.”—Isadora Duncan






Quote of the Week

“I was terrified by this idea that I would lose the ability to enjoy and appreciate the sunset without having my camera on me, without tweeting it to my friends. It felt like technology should enable magic, not kill it.”—Shilo Shiv Suleman






Quote of the Week

I’m a method writer. In order to write about the emotion, I have to experience it. I get physically tired and exhausted, devoting hours and hours and hours to it.—Sherman Alexie






Quote of the Week

“We have always been the storytellers, we are the mothers after all, the ones who speak the cultural narrative.”—Ellen McLaughlin