Write Away Weekly
“Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What you really need at the beginning is somebody to let you know that the effort is real.” —James Baldwin
What’d You Write?
Is publishing your work the dream? The book deal? The New Yorker or The Paris Review? I hope not. Writing is the dream. The dream is in the doing. Publishing is more like waking up to the hard reality. And I do mean getting published--not trying to publish and getting...
What Is Write Away Weekly?
- For those who have resolved to commit or recommit to their writing…
- For those who want a fun, creative way to express themselves every week…
- For those looking to breathe new energy into their practice…
- For those who need a little push, a little prompt
Every Saturday you’ll receive an email with a writing prompt and inspiration for the week. Each email is full of examples and craft notes that are practical and insightful.
Self-publish your work in a creative way.
There’s a great scene in The Lobster, the wonderful 2015 film by Yorgos...
Make the effort to find journals to publish your writing.
A Q&A with author Matt Bell about revision
Bet double or nothing on your next draft (and the next one and the next...
Revise with one buttock off the bench.
Choose an old draft to revise.
Consider the narration interspersed with lines of dialogue.
Try including dialogue in a poem. Make the whole poem feel like one side of an imaginary conversation.
If there’s verbatim dialogue, is it still nonfiction?
Establish the relationship between characters through dialogue. Make patterns just to break them.
Dialogue can be indirect, unsaid, or imagined, and still be revelatory.
Write the truth. Free the tigers.
Write using cool science facts as a prompt.
Revisit art you once loved and write with empathy for that version of yourself.