Maya Angelou has, perhaps, the absolute most perfect description of what it's like to be a writer.  In her book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she writes, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Preach it, Maya, preach.

 It might seem like a backwards idea, adding more to your writer's plate to find some rest. But, if you've ever experienced the feeling of creating your own written work, without worrying--at least for the time being--about making it perfect, you know that there's real...

"Remember, you could be doing math right now."

That's what I tell myself every Monday, Thursday and Friday morning when I am inevitably transcribing interviews for what I call "Deadline Days." No, it's not my most creative name but what can I say? I've been busy transcr...

 Color coding is almost a euphoric phrase in a writer's world. We use color to signify deadlines, interviews, works in progress, emails to follow-up on, the illusive free time...at least that's definitely true for journalists. I'm not a novelist, but I can imagine havi...

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