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FEATURED ARTICLES BY OUR AUTHORS:
Writing Is Exhausting by N.D. Richman
I’m a man of action.
No, I don’t change in a phone booth but:
• I walk the dogs.
• I landscape and build garden walls.
• I tear down bathrooms and rebuild them.
So, you can imagine the looks of suspicion when I sit and write for hours. My wife glances at me often. I interpret these glances as annoyance for my laziness, but really, I’m sure she’s concerned I’m going to blow.
The biggest surprise of all? When I’ve finished writing, I’m tired.
Novel Expectations by Claire Merchant
Ten Commonly Held “Truths” About Writing Poetry Whose Opposite Is Closer to True, article by Michael J. Rosen
Curiously, many young or new writers of poetry hold fast to certain “inviolable” truths about their poetry. And these beliefs govern their writing process. But even more curious—from my 45 years of writing and teaching—is that the very opposite of what they cling to…is often exactly what their poetry practice actually needs. Let’s pretend that you’re in my writing workshop and that you’d just offered one of these statements in your defense.