A project-based study of creative routine featuring writer-produced videos, photos, and essays. From inspiration to realization this vulnerable analysis of writing reveals familiar patterns of ambition and apprehension. Share your process and join the conversation.
I’ll read anything except fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Songbirds, A Brief History of Helvetica, The Joys of Mapmaking. I’ll kayak, reupholster an antique chair pilfered from someone’s trash, scour youtube for videos like: “the 13 most disturbing unsolved mysteries of all time” or “lost government footage of captured mermaid.” READ MORE
Eric Z. Weintraub, author of Dreams of an American Exile, collaborated with filmmaker Karl W. Hoffman to create a book trailer for his novella. Dreams of an American Exile follows Rose Quintero, an undocumented college senior who is deported from Tucson to the Mexican border town of Nogales. In Nogales, she struggles to survive on the streets while searching for her deported parents and a way home to the U.S.READ MORE
Not all writing is magic, muses dancing around your head, or whispers from the unknown. Writing is work—the best kind of work. It’s the sitting down every day, committing to something greater than yourself, holding onto the fragment of an idea or a feeling, and then putting your fingers to the keys, transforming words into a stories. READ MORE
I get up, walk the dog, shower, pour a thermos full of coffee, go to my desk, and open my laptop. Coffee and getting to the desk are important. The dog sleeping nearby is important too. If I’m working on a book, I don’t read newspapers or check email. READ MORE