Waiting for a job? grad school? publishing deal? Here’s HOW TO WAIT BETTER:

My latest for Ploughshares Literary Magazine is a bit of a confession: I SUCK AT WAITING. And so do many other writers and artists. We hover over email inboxes, trying to survive the feeling of teetering on someone else’s whim. Thus: Hey Writers: Four Steps to Better Waiting Check it out, leave a comment. Tell…

Writing in a Changing World: Craft, Readerships, and Social Media

Ok WriterFriends, My latest blog for Ploughshares Literary Magazine is all about navigating writing as a career: Learning publishing/submissions, taking risks, defining success for yourself, ¬†sustaining your writing practice even if you’re not part of a writing community, etc. (I KNOW.) It’s an interview with Stephanie Vanderslice, director of the Arkansas Creative Writing MFA program,…