By Katrin Schumann
Do you hole up in near seclusion like Jonathan Franzen to create your opus? Do you use social media for ideas and encouragement? Do you read fiction while you write fiction? Where do you find your inspiration and your will to carry on in spite of the self-doubt? Do you search for answers in what other fiction writers do?
Ultimately, the only thing that matters is what works for you.
December 7, 2016 | Katrin Schumann
By Katrin Schumann
When we have time to write—hours upon hours of uninterrupted time—do we get more done? Are we happier? The answer may seem obvious, but think again.
Books on productivity are big business. They tell us we need will power
October 5, 2016 | Katrin Schumann
Sharing new work is always agonizing. There's just no way around it. But here are some ideas so you survive the process:
1. Articulate your goal
Are you looking for deep revisions? Help with a particular issue? A pat on the back? Granular, sentence level work? Do you need someone gentle or can you handle someone who goes straight for the problem areas? It's important to articulate your goals clearly--your professional goals and your emotional needs
July 6, 2016 | Katrin Schumann
I am relatively new to this trench warfare called writing. I think I know what an inciting incident is, but unlike most seasoned authors I have been perplexed by passive voice. Reading about writing is essential for starting out (thanks, GrubStreet blog) but sometimes, I’ve discovered, the best way to learn a good lesson is to fail all on my own. This is how I discovered the importance of finding the right space to write in.
April 1, 2016 | Megan Davidson
When it comes to work, I am single task and detail oriented to the extreme. When I worked for NPR way back when, I loved splicing actual tape together for broadcasts using an exacto knife