The Reading Part of the Writing Process

Writers are often told to use their lives as material for their writing. Rather than just making up stuff. Mordecai Richler once told me when I was a college student that if we were serious about writing, we should "fail" in school and go out to live life fully--even embrace suffering. Of course, none of us were willing to embrace suffering.Years of writing work teaches you there is no exclusive recipe for success as a writer. You need talent, but outside of that, the recipe usually calls for … [Read more...]

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