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Tag Archives: writing inspiration
One of the things I wanted to look at in The Dangerous Type and its sequels was the idea of female friendship. I wanted to capture how women change and grow together over the years. The model for the friendship … Continue reading
I’ve been doing the National Novel Writing Month since 2003, because I find it entertaining to struggle to write a novel in a month. Some years I’ve succeeded. Some years, I’ve crashed and burned. Every year, I learn something more … Continue reading
Imagine you’re making a piece of art. You labor over it alone in your room (or alone at a table in a cafe, as the case may be). You show it to 2 or 3 people, but mostly it exists … Continue reading
Nine years ago, I was staring down the barrel of a long San Francisco summer at home with a two-year-old when my creative writing teacher wrote with a proposal. “I’m contacting my personal essay students,” Jane said. “I have an idea … Continue reading