A Letter to Non-Writers

Dearest Non-writers, I am writing this letter on behalf of all writers everywhere. We are diverse, we are unique, and yet we get the same general assumptions about who we are and what we do. If you noticed that you’ve done anything on this list, knock it off. While I appreciate the ‘help’, I don’tContinue reading “A Letter to Non-Writers”

Don’t Go It Alone

Should you join a writing group? Absolutely. Writing groups are (or at least should be) safe spaces where writers in search of support, encouragement and constructive criticism share their work with other writers. Writing is a solitary activity, and groups provide us with an opportunity to get out of our heads and interact with fellowContinue reading “Don’t Go It Alone”

How We Read/How We Write

How we read can improve how we write. The version of me who first visited Myrtle Beach in the summer of 1987 bears little resemblance to the person writing these words. That summer I had just completed a Master’s in Computer Science at the University at Albany and a new job, Assistant Professor at aContinue reading “How We Read/How We Write”

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