“Jane Austen wrote like that until the end of her days. ‘How she was able to effect all this,’ her nephew writes in his memoir, ‘is surprising, for she had no separate study to repair to, and most of the work must have been done in the general sitting room, subject to all kinds ofContinue reading “Virginia Woolf: How Jane Austen worked”
This is an unethical practice, but the business world is full of unethical practices. It is up to me to figure out a way to circumvent them.
Writing with the idea that “nobody will ever read it” would have been crippling. After publication, after a lawsuit has been filed, it’s too late to retract.
What better combination — a delicious meal and some great conversation about books.
People walk in beaming. “A bookstore!” they say. ‘Thank you!’”
Tell the snarks to go to hell.
When I was facing some stubborn obstacles writing my book, Lisa Romeo coached me through them and made me a stronger, more skilled writer. She teaches and coaches other writers as well, and writes delightful, touching essays herself. When she invited me to write a guest post on her blog, Lisa Romeo Writes, which gives “Tips, advice, andContinue reading “Lisa Romeo Writes”
I feel more than ever that one must just do good work, follow the bread crumbs, and enjoy the journey.
Writing groups are not only desirable; they are indispensable.
Gilbert knows that just recounting her adventures is not enough; she must put her personal experience into a context which will include the reader, and there she hits a home run.