Here’s a post about something I’m sure we can all relate to – fear and insecurity as a writer. It includes links to several articles on the topic, and check out the discussion thread!
– I’ll have a post of my own here soon, but in the meantime, be sure and read the question at the end. I answered yes the other day, but reblogging here for anyone who hasn’t seen this.
I’m going to find out in about three weeks– “by February 21,” the website says– if I got that teacher creativity grant I applied for. You may remember me talking about this; my grant basically boiled down to “give me money so that I can write this summer instead of working,” except, hopefully, a bit more compelling.
This is no secret– if I could quit my day job and do whatever I wanted, I’d write. And getting paid ten grand to sit down and write a novel would be amazing. There have been periods in my life– I’m in the midst of one of them now– where I was writing fairly intensively and periods where I was writing very little, and without exception I have always been happier when I was writing a lot. I can handle writing nonfiction easily; witness, oh, about 315 of the posts on…
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– I haven’t read anything by Ryan Attard, but this interview makes me want to.
Ryan also has a blog at http://ryanattard.com/ where you can partake of his often irreverent, sometimes off-color, but always funny commentary.
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