Sometimes Time Spent Not Writing is Necessary

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I left my husband because he wouldn’t read the stories that consumed me. OK, there was more to it than that—marriages rarely dissolve over just one issue. But it was a big issue for me. My mother—who had herself been a single mother of two toddlers (my brother and I)  and knew about such things—warned me that my writing time would evaporate if I left my husband. I’d have to…

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Things That Aren’t Writing

Monday, March 19, 2018

The vernal equinox is tomorrow, and in the spirit of balance, this week, the Debs are talking about the importance of not writing. But first, enjoy these photos I took as scientific proof that winter will end, dammit. Every once in a while, the internet will spit out advice to aspiring authors that if you want to be a writer, you must write every day. To this, I say: bullshit. There’s a…

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