Writing for Adults

“Being a freelance writer is interesting and not really a good thing for people who don’t enjoy a permanent sense of panic.” 

- John Scalzi

On the beach at Judique, Nova Scotia (Photo © 2018 by V. Nesdoly)

Poetry How-to

“Poet’s Classroom” Columns at Utmost Christian Writers

Other  writing how-to articles:
Poem Seeds: Collecting Poems from Your Journal

Book Reviews

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“One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book, give it, give it all, give it now… Some more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”

- Annie Dillard