Author and editor Jessica Strawser offers guidance on how to write through illness, grief, and other major life events.
I’m about to start teaching a new writing course. Part of me is looking forward to this as I enjoy teaching and talking about writing with other writers. But then another part of me is wondering about the point of encouraging others to embark or continue on the thankless endurance test of such an obstacle-strewn odyssey.
You know what they say about those who teach? So david Thorpe is teaching a writing course again…in Llandovery.
Why are we so curious about authors’ own lives in relation to their books, and the ways that they do (or don’t) bring their own stories into their work? Why do we wonder what’s “true”?
Novelist James Scott Bell identifies 5 common “rules” that writers would do best to ignore—such as “Don’t start your story talking about the weather.”