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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 the near final version of the book cover (tada!): After mulling over and discarding many titles (and even more images), I chose 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 …

Late-Blooming Writers

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One thing I love about the practice and profession of writing is that there is no narrow window of prodigious achievement (in other words, we aren’t “washed up” if we haven’t made it by age 30) and there is no mandatory retirement age. In fact, more life experience allows for greater and more connections, what West calls “integration of a whole life.”