Do you identify with a certain genre? Or do you shun labels for your work?
There’s something to be said for just sitting there.
This issue of The Writer includes a variety of voices from the world of writing, including our short story contest winner, Graydon Megan.
The writer Isak Dinesen said, “All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.”
I’m always on the lookout for work that makes me swoon with a finely tuned combination of intellect and emotion.
We hope you enjoy this issue’s stories about playwriting, role-playing, magical realism, the woes and wonders of a good editor, tips from paperback writers and much more about the life and craft of writers.
Eliot said: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” We hope this issue finds you sitting with writers whose work engages you and pushes you far. And again farther.
A reflection on a typo.
Bravery may not always be easy. But it certainly forces us to prevail in the presence of danger and fear, which nearly every writer confronts.
Whether on a beach watching the sunrise, around the table in the writers’ room, at your work space in the midst of family chaos or alone in your cave, inspiration is the invaluable element of all writing.