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Trying to Conquer Writer's Block when You're on a Deadline? Learn from Emergency Doctors.

Anna Sabino | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

You've created what seems like a perfect writing environment: tidy desk in a quiet room, there's noone in the apartment and all your appliances are of...

The Writer's Life for Me

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 12.04.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

The writer's life isn't pretty. It's not all sleep 'til noon, drink scotch 'til dawn, and crank out magic by the gigabyte. It's fraught with anxiety, doubt, panic, and the belief that there is nothing else we'd rather be doing.

On Writing: The Fascinating Letters of Charles Bukowski

Steven Petite | Posted 08.21.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

"Generally a writer of force is anywhere from 20 years to 200 years ahead of his generation," Charles Bukowski wrote in a 1970 letter to Norman Moser. Bukowski, while not obscure by any means, is arguably the most underrated fiction writer of his time.

Here Is How I Get in Trouble

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Fred Waitzkin

When I'm deep into a writing project, sweating and excited by the flow of sentences and images, I may slip in a quick peek at my iPhone. Then I turn b...

How Do You Balance Work and Writing?

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.12.2013 | Home
Khanh Ho

Even though I often feel punch drunk, I would not give up this teaching experience for a hill of glittering, gleaming diamonds! So this has made me meditate about a pressing question that all writers must face: How do you balance the life of a scribbler with the demands of a steady job?

Transactional Love

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home
Fred Waitzkin

The two impulses -- writing and selling -- couldn't be more different, or at least they have been for me.

Writer's Block

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 11.24.2012 | Home
Adrian Margaret Brune

I feel the tug of people's reactions when I told them I was a journalist, not some bureaucrat or corporate slave. Most of all, I miss finding the perfect adjective or the wittiest phrase from my internal encyclopedia to finish a sentence.

How Will It End?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Warren Adler

Ask an artist why he or she does anything to create their art and they will come up with explanations that often baffle the questioner. Especially if he or she must answer questions like: Do you know how your novel will end in advance?

Writer Wednesday

Jon Winokur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Winokur

The sixteenth-century French writer Michel de Montaigne, inventor of the modern essay, once remarked that "there are more books upon books than upon a...

Nothing Doing: Further Adventures of a Non-Bestselling Author

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wednesday Martin

Maybe drifting is part of the writing process; maybe the time spent doing anything other than writing is as important to the writing as actually sitting down and doing it.

Writer/Concierge: More Adventures of a Non-Bestselling Author

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wednesday Martin

The good news is that in addition to being an extremely non-bestselling author, I am also a concierge. The bad news is that I'm not very good at it.

Why Did the Writer Break Her Foot?

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wednesday Martin

I have it on good authority that starting tomorrow we'll "share" our content on our iphones for no advance. People will say things like "I guess I'll write a book" and no one will find it unusual.

5 Ways To Feel More Legitimate As A Writer

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Feeling legitimate can be a tricky thing in the work world, especially for writers, freelancers, and - in many professions - women.