Posts Tagged: Writing Life

Entitled Fiction

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At Poets and Writers, Steve Almond offers his opinion on the growing “Problem of Entitlement” —  “a curious arrogance toward published authors” among young writers. Here’s why he thinks that’s the continuing case: In my own experience, the Problem of Entitlement has gotten worse over the past decade and a half, and for three distinct […]

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How to Love a Writer

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Writers are not the easiest people to fall in love with. Many of the characteristics of a great writer also make for a horrific companion. Over at Ploughshares, Amber Kelly-Anderson explores some of the things to expect when the heart wants a wordsmith. Loving a writer is like rescuing a pet—it can be trying at times, but […]

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Writers Talk About Mental Health

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Remember Jacqui Morton’s recent amazing Rumpus essay? Well she is being interviewed over at The Rejectionist (run by Rumpus contributor Sarah McCarry!) about mental health, writing, and life. “Anyhow! Writing was a passion before it became a profession. This in itself brings challenges but I don’t think they’re any different for me than they are for […]

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Literary Friendships

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Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein has an awesome interview with Cheryl Strayed (a.k.a. Dear Sugar), Lidia Yuknavitch, and Suzy Vitello at BuzzFeed Books. They discuss how they make and sustain amazing and inspiring literary friendships amid the chaos of writing, day-to-day life, and everything else in between. Here’s a quote from Strayed: I think one […]

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