Disabled Writer Reading List

Disabled Writer Reading List

:: Who are my disability writing all-stars? Updated Sept. 2019 This list was inspired by my panel presentation at the Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference in September 2016. An audience member asked who I would assign in a nonfiction writing...
Writing Angst Overcome

Writing Angst Overcome

:: For the past few weeks, I’ve had writing angst. Most writers get it. If you’ve had it, you know what I mean. Symptoms include lack of desire to write; feelings of meaninglessness, pointlessness, and, you know, angst; even feelings of anger toward your...
The Island in Photographs

The Island in Photographs

:: We spent a few days on the Outer Banks, a place I spent many weeks every year when I was growing up. The place has changed immensely. I tried, with these photos, to find something of the place of my childhood. If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll have...
Letter #6: On Not Writing

Letter #6: On Not Writing

:: We have books to start and books to finish. Note to readers: This post is part of a series of letters between me and my friend and author Lauren Faulkenberry. I publish our letters here on my blog, and she also publishes our letters on her blog. You can read all of...
Uncertainty

Uncertainty

:: Writing is both easy and hard. For some people, one of my children, for instance, writing can be very, very hard. One of my children has a learning disability that makes forming words and reading them difficult. For me, forming words has never been hard, even...
Letter #5: Pushing Through

Letter #5: Pushing Through

:: Sometimes you can’t write. Taking care of yourself means putting the pen down. Note to readers: This post is part of a series of letters between me and my friend and author Lauren Faulkenberry. I publish our letters here on my blog, and she also publishes...