The Writing Life

Welcome to pages devoted to starting, deepening and exploring your own writing practice. Learn how to get yourself going and to keep going at Getting Started. Please also read my suggested Writing Groundrules, which are designed to give you enough structure and support so that you can free up your more authentic writing voice. Finally, check out the amazing sayings about the writing life by Kansas native poet William Stafford at Staffordisms. Remember that, to quote Stafford, “Language does what it can’t say” and “Treat the world as if it really existed.”

Essays About Writing and the Writing Life