Monday, December 19, 2011

Information for Writers

This is a new blog for writers, to provide useful information. In this blog, I'm going to incorporate ideas that I've tested out in the craft talks that I give at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, as part of their low-residency MFA in writing program.

The information here will include thoughts about how to make the most of your relationship with other writers, including workshops you take part in, and mentors you work with.

It will also provide advice on how to sustain your career, since I've found that is one of the hardest things for writers. The French Surrealist poet AndrĂ© Breton once said, "Writing is the loneliest road that leads everywhere."  It's crucial for writers to find ways to keep going, since it is such a solitary occupation at times.

I hope these postings will prove useful both to new writers and to writers who've been working for many years.

Other recent posts about writing topics: 
How to Get Published
Getting the Most from Your Writing Workshop
How Not to Become a Literary Dropout
Putting Together a Book Manuscript
Working with a Writing Mentor
How to Deliver Your Message
Does the Muse Have a Cell Phone?
Why Write Poetry? 
Poetic Forms: IntroductionThe SonnetThe SestinaThe GhazalThe Tanka

Praise and Lament
How to Be an American Writer

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