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?

Her.

"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt." From Spike Jonze's Her

What to Read this Week: Links for Writers

Here's a roundup of articles relevant to writers. 1. The Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship's submission period just opened. Here's an interview with the Executive Director answering every question you could ever have about it. Plus, she's incredibly encouraging about the whole process. 2. Awards season scripts are available online now 3. Chuck Palahniuk implores writers to delete "thought" verbs from their … Continue reading What to Read this Week: Links for Writers