When you start from a place of acceptance, you're more likely to find a way to stop disappointing yourself.
In the middle of my wallowing and feeling like crap when the Pandemic began, I took a dance class with Ryan Heffington,
Before I moved in with her, I knew Vicki Robin only as the local author of the personal-finance bestseller Your Money or
I was standing on a rock in a yard in Colombia, trying to find good reception. My friend, a novelist, was on
“How’s your humanity?” That’s the question we focused on when I recently had the pleasure of joining Courtney Maum and Parneshia Jones
Every Sunday, before I dive into my Morning Pages, I dive into downward-facing dog. I stretch myself into asanas, pushing my body
Listen, I’m a little bitch about my sleep. If I don’t get my 7.5 hours, I morph into an emotional toddler. There
“White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.” – Ozy Aloziem Since
Spending an evening submitting is less like a day at work and more like a hot date, minus the sex and human connection. 🤷♀️
Every writer should be reading both the best and the most accessible literary magazines. Here's how.
I landed at the house of Vicki Robin in early February. The plan was that I, in between apartments, would live in
Here's a quick and fun way to get some more work done in close quarters with others.
How to relay an entire simile with a verb packed with meaning.
One of the bedrocks of a successful writing life is the full understanding that any research that needs to be done can be done in the bath.
If you're able to focus on organization right now, here are some projects that could serve you for the rest of your writing life.
It took me about two weeks to pick myself up off the floor. I’m still limping, rolling onto the bed, numbing out
I was scrolling through Twitter like every tweet was a bump of coke, when a post by my friend Willie stopped me:
It’s the time of Coronavirus, which is pretty much like the bad dystopian novel plot we all can’t believe we’re living. And
“Yes!” said a young woman at the AWP conference for writers, rounding the corner to my all-the-way-in-the-back-corner booth. “This is where those
My rent is $350 for the next three months, and I can’t tell whether it’s that or the physical space around me,
From my first essay nearly published a decade ago to the viral essay that got a million readers to the little goof essays I write now, here are 10 things I've learned about writing powerful personal essays
We stood on a closed-off street at a music festival, near midnight, third or fourth beers in hand, when the musicians on
I’d be driving and think, “Oh damn it, I never followed up with Susan.” I’d be shopping and realize it had been
My coaching student scoffed. “Why are you learning grammar?” A part of me was with her, scoffing at grammar that meant memorizing latinate
I’m looking up Narratively’s instructions on how to pitch, and I see this from their editor, Lilly Dancyger: “In case you’re wondering,