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  1. How Do You Move Past Rejection? A Writer Reflects

    For Holland Rae, a “no” can be deflating — but also energizing.

    Authors
  2. “These ‘rules’ have shown impressive staying power. From cocktail parties to kitchen tables, these seemingly fascinating bits of grammar trivia have been repeated over and over, in some cases for centuries. Too bad they’re not true.”

    Commentary
  3. Acknowledgments

    “I still look towards the horizon. I remain restless. I continue to feel that there is something underneath me that defines me more than what I have done.” The author at Flowers for a Lab Mouse reflects on big writing projects as milestones, but not necessarily things that are life-defining.

    Authors
  4. “I’m more of a binge writer. I have to pull way back and let my creative pulse breathe. Then, at some point, I go in and I write and write and write…. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to respect the cyclic nature of my creative life.”

    Essay
  5. Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice

    Nathaniel Tower is a writer with a family and a full-time job — and his position on whether or not a daily writing habit is crucial has become more nuanced over time.

    Authors
  6. Author Amanda Mininger on Coming Back to Writing

    “I don’t recognize the words anymore. Who was I back then?”

    Essay
  7. Reditus: On Coming Back to Writing

    “I’m coming back to writing today to peer down the silent well.” Author Amanda Mininger on the cyclical nature of self-expression, and what drives us back to the written word time after time.

    Essay
  8. A Place to Find Our Words: Bloggers and Their Writing Spaces

    “I seek a place free from distraction allowing me to be alone with my thoughts and the blank page.” Five bloggers tell us about their writing spaces.

    Inspiration
  9. The Sunday Spotlight: Writer Kelly Thompson

    “As I write, I discover where it wants to go and this can be a very long process. I often write in fragments, almost never in chronological order, and, at some point, I begin stitching the pieces together, kind of like making a quilt.” Laurie Easter chats with Kelly Thompson about memoir writing.

    Interviews