One of my favorite things about writing is the discoveries, and I find the longer form of the novel forces you to discover a lot.
“With a novel, the end felt so far off, always beyond the horizon, and that was a terrifying feeling. Eventually, I had to teach myself to be okay with that, to turn the uncertainty and fear into a productive state of mind.”
When I was younger, I was drawn to activities for which I had a natural aptitude, but discovered that I couldn’t feel really passionate about something that didn’t require more of me than I thought I was able to give. I’ve learned a lot about how to be brave and vulnerable, fearless and reverent by fighting and writing my way forward.
Sometimes I become frustrated with writing, when I know a photograph would communicate in an instant what I want to express, while prose will take five thousand words, and those five thousand words won’t come close. But then words, one after another after another, can expose layers that no photograph can reveal.
by Jill Kronstadt
Wroblewski has described The Story of Edgar Sawtelle as a romance between a boy and his dog, as much Romeo and Juliet as it is Hamlet.
by Vicraj Gill
With Roger Angell’s “Life in the Nineties,” the New Yorker brings us an excellent example of the kind of writing years of life experience can produce.
by Vicraj Gill
“I remind myself,” she says, “that the thing that I love about writing is writing.”