Archive for November, 2013

Write Every Day


Nicholson Baker wrote a great essay for Salon, where he talks about the need for a writer to write every day. I think it’s true. Sometimes I take Sundays off. But at least a few hundred words in a journal, or a crappy poem. Something to keep it going. All you need is a half-hour […]

Twenty-one authors tell BuzzFeed Books how they wrote their first books—what obstacles they overcame, what happened, how they feel in the aftermath. It’s a very instructive read, and it shows a pretty good range of experiences. For whatever reason, the part about writing something before the first book is published—a novel that won’t ever be published […]

Just read this interview with Stephen Elliott over at The Believer, and it’s great. He talks a little about the behind-the-scenes with About Cherry, his love for actors and filmmaking, writing, of course, and a breakdown none of us who read The Daily Rumpus would have a clue he had. I feel for the man. […]

Read this article today up at The Rumpus. May Cobb discusses hearing Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “The Inflated Tear” and being compelled from there to research and write a book on his life. The man just keeps on inspiring people.

The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop Reading Series Tue Nov 12, 7:00PM Host(s): Julia Fierro Appearing: Lauren Grodstein Amelia Kahaney Tim Manley Saïd Sayrafiezadeh About the Event: Come out for one of the best reading series in NYC! The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop at BookCourt features readings by talented SSWW members and alumni. The Sackett Street […]