Enlist Your Imaginary Friends

Enlist Your Imaginary Friends

Enlist Your Imaginary Friends When you’re feeling up against it with a creative project and have no fresh ideas to work with, try these approaches to #becomingunstuck. Invent a close writerly friend. Give this friend a name and form a picture in your mind. Is your...
What Makes a Book Successful?

What Makes a Book Successful?

What Makes a Book Successful? As they do for many children, books gave me a means of escape: reading was (still is) the best kind of dissociation. From the time I learned to read, I was eager to give myself and my reality over to an author, many of them dead, whose...
The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation

The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation

The Critique Group: A Cure for Writerly Isolation Image by MiraCosic from Pixabay The other day I met a writer who’s at a standstill with their novel, which they’ve been working on for years. They have used up their savings on editors, courses, and craft books, and...