You must write


I’m hosting another Nanowrimo write-in at Borderlands Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District tomorrow night, from 6-8.  It’s free, but the cafe would appreciate if you’d buy a cup of coffee or something to help keep the lights on.

If you can’t be there in person, please join us virtually.  Comment below or ping me on Facebook or Twitter and let me know you are writing.  I’ll be with you in spirit.

You do not have to be signed up for Nanowrimo, although I encourage you to do so.  It’s amazing to feel part of a community of people making shit up and shaping reality and pounding out the words.

At times like these, when the surface of reality is shifting beneath our feet, it is more important than ever to write.  Tell YOUR story. Spill out your fear and frustration.  Or:  make something up and create a place to escape. It doesn’t matter what you write, only that you do.

Every word that you write will heal you a little more.  If you’re lucky, you may also heal someone else.


About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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One Response to You must write

  1. Writing with you in spirit as I remember being in SF.!!!!!

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