Category Archives: Guest Post

Annie Zaidi on How to begin

Very often, when I lead workshops or sit on panels featuring writers, young people will ask this question: Where do you start? Sometimes this is also phrased as: How do you get ideas? This question, I must confess, always leaves … Continue reading

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Shashi Deshpande to aspiring writers

When I speak of the art and the craft of writing, I take it for granted that: You have the talent. That  you have an  urge, a strong urge, to say something and that this is what drives you into writing. That you … Continue reading

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Nick Johnson on ‘What do you do when you leave the workshop?’

Workshops, no matter how professional or laid-back they may be, are difficult. Everyone hopes that they will walk through the door into a room of peers and present them with something they will be astounded by; something that they will … Continue reading

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rachel noelani bovee on “writer’s block”

I’ll tell you a secret: when I get stuck and I simply cannot even pretend to know how to put words together to form some sort of creative, cohesive thought, when that officially happens, I play with similes. Listen, they … Continue reading

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