The Writer's Life
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How to relay an entire simile with a verb packed with meaning.
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 I’ll tell you
“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 stickers are coming
My rent is $350 for the next three months, and I can’t tell whether it’s that or the physical space around me, trees instead of
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
My coaching student scoffed. “Why are you learning grammar?” A part of me was with her, scoffing at grammar that meant memorizing latinate words. Grammar that
When I decided to start a blog as a follow-up to my book Welcome to the Writer’s Life, I knew I needed to focus. Who
I bartered with another business owner to help her design her systems, and we were deciding which electronic signing service to go with. It took
As we walked down the beach one day, my mom and I saw two anchored boats cracking against each other in the waves. One had
I just finished Tara Conklin’s book The Last Romantics on a plane, and I wanted to call, “Attention: People in the emergency row. Have you