12 Rules For Writers

Writing is difficult, but its also something so basic to who we are as intelligent beings, that despite its difficulty, its something literally anyone and everyone can grasp. Art happens when the writer expresses something unique that emerges from the self and says something more than the contents and the tropes and methods learned from … Continue reading 12 Rules For Writers

Ursula K Le Guin’s Cracking Speech at the National Book Foundation Awards

  Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards on November 19, 2014. A Brief Riveting Speech by a Mistress of Letters about the difference between writing for a market and writing for art.   A few days back a brilliant … Continue reading Ursula K Le Guin’s Cracking Speech at the National Book Foundation Awards

Publishing and not Being Damned

Getting work published and reducing the Tears Involved Archive Image of Thompson Reuters Publishing – see http://thomsonreuters.com/core-publishing-solutions/ The purpose of writing is to be read. No amount of false humility will ever sufficiently delude a writer into thinking she is destined to a kind of solipsistic world of simply writing for themselves. Writing is communication. … Continue reading Publishing and not Being Damned