Author Susan Orlean wrote in an essay in Telling True Stories that there are a few questions all writers should ask themselves. The first – and as I see it most important – is “Why did you want to be a writer?” I’ve been thinking about this question a lot over the past few years,… Read More Why Do I Want to be a Writer?
The Atlantic won’t be joining “The Resistance” against President Donald Trump, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg said Monday evening at an event hosted by the University of Chicago. A student asked Goldberg how journalistic institutions like The Atlantic can appeal to parts of the electorate that now seem to reject the media in toto. Goldberg… Read More Atlantic’s Goldberg: We’re Not Joining the Trump ‘Resistance’
I’ll keep this quick since I’ll be boarding an plane to beautiful/awful Orlando in 10 hours and would love to sleep: All writers should consider how they use stress. No, I don’t mean that gnawing, twisting feeling in the pit of your stomach as deadline approaches – although if you can figure out a way… Read More Quick Writing Tip: Use Stress to Your Advantage