Category Archives: For the Love of Writing

Writer’s High

My drug of choice in college was Vitamin B-1. An allegedly healthy version of speed, it not only kept me up all night so I could meet an English Lit deadline—it kept me way up: enthused, imaginative, eloquent, ultra-brilliant. Or so I thought. One night, through my B-1 eyes, my Daniel Defoe essay became downright…Continue Reading

On Writing and Revelation

Writing is lonely, difficult work, and on top of that, anyone who wants to master the craft of writing fiction has to self-reveal. This surprises people. Many novelists believe that they need only lose themselves in a character, but the truth is that a writer of fiction needs to dig deep in order to feel…Continue Reading

Quieting Your Inner Critic

If you’re a writer, you’ve probably spent at least a little time (if not an enormous amount of time) procrastinating. It’s OK; it’s part of a writer’s job description. Excellent communicator. Verbally adept. Outstanding narrator. Supreme procrastinator. You know the scene: You sit down at your computer, and three hours later all you’ve done is…Continue Reading