When a Writer Quits . . .

Novelist Nancy Peacock on quitting... "I'm writing again," I told Ben. "I thought so," he said. Ben has the good sense to never say, "I told you so," no matter how many times we go through this. And we've gone through it a lot, because I am a serial quitter. Like an alcoholic, I need … Continue reading When a Writer Quits . . .

How Much Money Do Writers Make?

Question: I've written a novel. Should I quit my day job now or wait till I'm published? In A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning and Life, author Nancy Peacock answers that question with a story: * Two women are walking down the road and pass a frog sitting in the grass. "Hey," says the … Continue reading How Much Money Do Writers Make?

The Biggest Myth

"I think the biggest myth that writers might have about themselves is that we're somehow more important than we really are. I always cringe a little when I hear a writer say it's our duty to make social commentary, expose social injustice, etc. I don't think it's my duty at all. My duty as a … Continue reading The Biggest Myth

Review (again): A Broom of One’s Own

I wrote the following post two years ago to answer a "challenge." I intended to post it at the end of September 2009. I got all tangled up in words and couldn't write a thing. I intended to post it at the end of October. I still couldn't write it. I think I managed to … Continue reading Review (again): A Broom of One’s Own