Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #12: The Art and Craft of Writing


The writing advice I give is this:

1) Sit down
2) Write

These wise and talented writers have more to say.

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  1. Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative by Vivian Gornick
  2. Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss by Jessica Handler
  3. Writer’s Notebook from Tin House Books
  4. Writer’s Notebook II from Tin House Books
  5. Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro
  6. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  7. Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Deavere Smith
  8. On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  9. This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley




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Anna March’s writing appears regularly in Salon and here at the Rumpus and her work has been widely published including in The New York Times' Modern Love Column, New York Magazine, VQR, Hip Mama and Tin House. Her essay collection, Feminist Killjoy, and novel, The Diary of Suzanne Frank, are both forthcoming and she is at work on two new books. She teaches writing workshops, mentors writers, is active in promoting literary community and is the co-founder of LITFOLKS in LA and DC. She lives in Rehoboth Beach and Los Angeles. Sometimes she has pink hair. Follow her on Twitter @ANNAMARCH or learn more about her at ANNAMARCH.COM. More from this author →