Among the fears that held me back from publishing, offending somebody dear to me ranked fairly high. The powerful influence of familiar people, places and experiences in writing is reflected in AWP 2015’s first day schedule that includes three sessions on the topic.
With hundreds of thousands of new book titles released every year, the possibility of making a good choice to read on that next plane ride is a crapshoot. Back cover blurbs can be as transparent as real estate listings.
There are no road maps to smooth out the journey of caring for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Living with a person with vascular dementia is living in a difficult, unpredictable and stressful situation for an unknown amount of time. Some days might be good, other days will be bad.
If you’re a writer trying to squeeze time with your creative work around other work, you understand the value of three weeks in a quiet house with a rocky front yard.
When should new writing trump working on an almost complete work? Does discipline squelch creativity?