Writing for the Long Haul

JordanA Writer's Guide to Persistence

“I don’t teach writing. I teach patience. Toughness. Stubbornness. The willingness to fail. I teach the life…” Richard Bausch Many of you know by now that I’m working on a book called A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: A Toolkit to Build & Bolster a Lasting Writing Practice (Writer’s Digest Books, 2015). Many of the posts on this blog over the next year between the writing and release of the book will be on subjects related to building and sustaining a writing practice. I prefer that phrase “writing practice” to any other describing the career of a writer.  For one thing, “career” seems to link hands specifically with money; you learn pretty quickly, if you’re in the writing for the money, … Read More

JordanWriting for the Long Haul