“It is just as well to be rash and foolish”

If you need a weekend writing push, check out Zora Neale Hurston‘s reminder to be rash. Get what’s in you out. Stop asking why and making too many demands, on yourself or others. If you later regret writing this thing, at least you made something worth regretting. Stop waiting. Say it. “I regret all of my books. It…

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,…