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.

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

Writing Stories in Scenes

Here’s a fabulous writing exercise that can help fiction and nonfiction writers practice the art of writing a story in scenes.

Quote of the Week

“Writing can be like a dance of dog and child, to see who can track in the most mud.”—Charlotte Bacon