I spent this weekend at the Bay Area Book Festival. After a talk by Joan Frank, Dorothy Lazard, and Jane Smiley, I stood in line to have them sign the books I’d bought. Joan Frank asked me, “are you a writer?” I hadn’t brought up writing. I’d said something about looking forward to reading Frank’s … Continue reading What does it mean to “be a writer”?
This fall. Three months. 12 essays: reflection, advice, productivity, work, family. I may or may not post them here, but I am damn well going to write them.
What Am I Doing?
Last week my writing group met at P's new home near the coast. Despite our group being a writing group, none of us has been doing much writing: P just moved; E has a new job; L is looking for one; I'm distracted by remodeling my house. So our intent for today was not discussing … Continue reading What Am I Doing?