What Makes Writers Write?

Encouragement from a community of writers. Coffee. Holding ourselves accountable. Watching a habit form. An idea that we're really, really excited about. The impending deadline of incredible awards and fellowships. Getting really positive feedback from someone who's opinion we respect. Getting really negative feedback and writing just to prove that harsh criticism won't stop us. Being surrounded by … Continue reading What Makes Writers Write?

Annie Proulx’s Rules for Writing

1. Proceed slowly and take care. 2. To ensure that you proceed slowly, write by hand. 3. Write slowly and by hand only about subjects that interest you. 4. Develop craftsmanship through years of wide reading. 5. Rewrite and edit until you achieve the most felicitous phrase/sentence/paragraph/page/story/chapter. Source.