This year, the #100daychallenge started on April 1. I’ve done creative challenges before, and — I should note — have largely failed at them.
Category: On Writing
Musings on the craft.
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On learning to love the work
I’ve fallen in love with my work again. Deeply. In a way I haven’t experienced since finishing my MFA eight years ago. I long for it when I’m at work, or driving, or doing something that takes up most of my mental capacity. I’m always thinking about it, pining for it, itching for the chance [...]
On Writing: The Anti-Narrative
I've been working on an essay lately, and it's doing all the things that working on an essay should: making me think, making me dig, making me research. More importantly, it's forcing me to ask questions of myself, to reexamine my opinions on literary trends and traditions -- narrative, to be specific. I'm the first [...]