I want to write a novel. Which is a fine goal, but a finished novel isn’t the outcome of wishing and wanting, it’s the result of writing and editing.
So, I’ve created this space to share some of that writing. It might be a quick response
Any response, quick or otherwise, will do just fine. I’ve always written slowly and carefully. It has its benefits, but I’d like to write with more freedom.)
to a writing prompt, an excerpt from a work in progress, or maybe a short story.
My hope is that the emptiness of this page will spark more writing and less wishing. In the meantime, here a few favorites you might enjoy.
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Speedboat by Renata Adler
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Rascal by Sterling North
Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
A Swim in the Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders