I was thinking about how in college I came to a point where I trusted my writing. It’s not that it wasn’t a struggle, sometimes it was, and it’s not that it was easy, or that it was good writing even. I just mean that eventually I knew that when I needed to write,
In literature and art, the concept of the “sublime” became fascinating for those in the Romantic era. A well-known painting from that time called “Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog” shows a man on the edge of a precipice, looking out at the misty, mountainous landscape that extends as far as he can see and
The Whiting Writer’s Awards give $50,000 each to ten emerging writers annually in an effort to support promising literary talent. Barry Lopez spoke at the 2008 awards ceremony, saying, Put aside for now the urgencies of the moment we are all grappling with and concentrate instead on the different urgency you feel as an artist.
“Pacing is all that makes the flow, the balance, the rhythm of the writing” (12). This is from a book called Fluent Writing, by Denise Leograndis. She goes on to say, “understand—if writing is done well, if it reads fluently, then it’s well paced. So simple. So complex” (13). Writers and writing teachers talk about