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The Hiss of Silence: When We Don’t Write

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Photo credit (cropped): matryosha (CC BY 2.0) “You just have to turn up.” ~ Ian McEwan In a recently published interview, bestselling and award-winning author Ian McEwan spoke about the difficulty of the writer’s private “hiss of silence” (scroll to the bottom of the post to watch the video): “Sometimes I think I don’t like writing. I really hate it. I …

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Why We Write

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Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt (CC BY 2.0) Below are some of the responses that you gave to the question why do you write? [my bold emphases added] I write to make sense of dreams. I write to flesh out ideas that will otherwise evaporate. I write whenever I give an assignment to my students—I’ve promised them that I will …

Book Update: Create a Writing Life

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With one week to go in the blog series, I am happy to show you my latest book cover idea (tada!): After mulling over and discarding many titles (and even more images), I like Create a Writing Life for three reasons: CREATE: A life of writing doesn’t just happen (serendipity) nor is it the result of following a one-size-fits-all formula. We …