Tag: writing

  • Begging Another Draft

    Begging Another Draft

    By Lyn Zelen Call yourself a writer? The thoughts spit back at me, mocking my fingers as they hover over the keyboard. No, I can’t. I’m not ready. Self-deprecating comments spin around my brain at Formula One speed. That chapter is not good enough for the memoir; it’s begging another draft.  The cushion behind my lumbar…

  • It’s all grist for the mill.

    It’s all grist for the mill.

    By Jessica Murdoch.   Stephen King, Dr. Roxane Gay, Phillip Pullman, Joanne Harris, J.K. Rowling, John Marsden, Oodgeroo Noonuccal. The list of writers who teach (or used to) is a long and illustrious one. These two roles seem to be two paths which are able to successfully intertwine. What is it about these careers that make…