I am lucky in work. I write for Spine, dedicated to book people. I write about writers: How they write, why they write, when they write. Process. Practice.
Not only is this work enjoyable, but also I learn. One writer adopted a programmer's technique to better manage time. One writer carries stories for months, then sits down to spit them out in short order. One writer fiercely guards her nine-to-twos, and doesn't allow herself out of the box.
I talk to writers and then I write, but also I learn. And learn and learn. A great privilege. A great joy!
Read my article about Sam J. Miller, author of "The Art of Starving" and the writer who uses a programmer's technique to manage time.
Read my article about Julia Fierro, author of "The Gypsy Moth Summer," who carries stories inside her for months.
Read my article about Hazel Gaynor, author of "The Cottingley Secret," who fiercely guards her 9-2.