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Habits, New and Old

While it is, apparently, a myth that habits take 21 days to form, I do feel a little bereft now that I’ve moved my furniture and my writing practice from the Central Library back to my own living room. 2,126 more words


Flavorwire Excerpt: Ursula K. Le Guin on How Writers Get Inspired

The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write (Tin House) is an essential anthology of speeches made by leading writers at  Oregon’s Literary Arts Foundation, which is celebrating thirty years strong in 2014. 1,458 more words


cactus heart

Despite what my lack of recent blog posts might suggest, I haven’t completely neglected my creative writing since starting grad school. In fact, my poem “Two for the 8 o’clock show” is in the latest issue of… 232 more words


Creative Life

by Jacquelyn Barnes

I live in the collision between slowing down and being ambitious, between experiencing and interpreting, where freedom meets commitment.

I believe in the power of the will. 630 more words


Winter Reading

Do you like to read in a dark room with a pleasant fire in the fireplace and a favorite reading lamp while scrunching into the deep cushions of an oversized chair you bought at an estate auction that came with a lifetime supply of antimacassars? 885 more words


Ann Hood's Top Ten Tips On How To Write A Kick-Ass Essay

I came across this fantastic podcast the other day via Tin House and featuring writer Ann Hood who shares her ten rules on how to write a ‘kick-ass’ essay. 958 more words

Making Stories

Just Keep Writing

I launched my MFA dreams two years ago, starry-eyed and oblivious. At the time, I had three finished essays to my name (and I use the term “finished” very, very loosely). 819 more words