This month, we've gone quantitative. You might be glued to the latest poll numbers, your fantasy football standings, or where your book ranks on Amazon. Over at the Dead Darlings offices, we can't stop counting the ways to make our literary lives better.
18 Ways to Cope
Stephaie Gayle shares a long of list of survival tips for introverted writers facing The Next Giant Conference.
October 21, 2016 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, Marjorie Turner Hollman on avoiding writing, until it became her outlet.
I avoided writing like the plague, much as I avoided working with children. My inner editor scolded me about my lack of writing skill. Groups of children would run around, away from, or on top of me. I ignored suggestions that I go into teaching. Writing wasn’t even a consideration.
October 20, 2016 | GrubWrites
Several years ago, I was invited to be a writer on a wonderful documentary project. On the day it began, I found myself dawdling on my way out the door for a 9 am meeting. I encountered rush hour traffic and arrived fifteen minutes late. The other staff members, who’d traveled hundreds of miles for the Cambridge meeting, were on time and waiting for me, the person who lived two miles away.
October 19, 2016 | GrubWrites
In this series, "Why I Write," members of the Grub community share what compels them to put words onto paper day after day. In this edition, YAWP student Zach Sclar shares twelve of the reasons why he writes.
- Because I can’t read 24/7.
- Because my dog can only play fetch and Frisbee for so long.
- Because I can’t spend my life on social media.
October 18, 2016 | GrubWrites
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
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