Quote of the Week

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






The Writing Journey

In a recent post I compared the writing process to climbing a mountain. Now that I’ve just returned from the longest and the first international trip I’ve ever taken, I can compare the writing process to making a journey.






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.






Notes on Writing Memoir

Tips and insights from William Zinsser and others on writing memoir.






Interview: Maura MacNeil

Poet Maura MacNeil talks about the courage it takes to write, the importance of bringing generosity to our work, and the strength that comes from being part of a writing community.