A Practical Alphabet for Writers: O is for Open

A Practical Alphabet for Writers: O is for Open

O is for Open Everything we’ve talked about up until now builds to this vital function: to stay open. The muscles of the hand, unused, cramp up, clamp down. The storyteller begins to believe she made herself up. The story narrows, the way forward shrinks, the power...
A Practical Alphabet for Writers: N is for Notes

A Practical Alphabet for Writers: N is for Notes

N is for Notes Note-taking is one of the most important parts of writing, and yet it goes largely unmentioned. Dialog with self happens on the page. Figuring out your questions and the range of answers and then narrowing down to what you’ll pick and moving forward:...
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