The Creative Process

The Creative Process

How do we create something out of nothing? Or perhaps a better question is—how do we create, period? Where does the creative impulse come from, and how can we find it? How do we know when we have “it”? These circular questions arise with writers and all...
Storytelling in Memoir

Storytelling in Memoir

We all have a story to tell, but ah–how to tell it, that’s what keeps us at our desk, scribbling in our notebooks, looking for the scenes and moments that we carry in our hearts. Our job as memoirists is to translate what we know and remember to the page, to put...
Censorship—The Hot Topic of the Week

Censorship—The Hot Topic of the Week

How do we censor ourselves? What do we do when others try to silence us? In the middle of the political debates, these topics have risen to the top: the right to speak, the right to be silent, and the power of words. Every day we witness word battles on TV and on...