Two years ago today, on the Ides of March, I started this blog.
Since I occasionally wrote interesting things back then but had almost no readers, many of my posts are buried in the sands of blog time. I thought I would look back at what I wrote and – to pile on the unrelated metaphors – do a bit of a highlights reel of old footage.
Last year’s anniversary post: On the importance of Idle Time
The Idle Ides of March (celebrating 1 blogging year) – Here I reflect on the importance of idle time; in fact I blame the idle time of spring break for leading me to start the blog in the first place. I quote liberally from Brenda Ueland’s lovely, quaint, inspiring book, If You Want to Write.
Interview Series with Writers
This connected me to lots of new readers, and several of my recent interviews (and another coming soon) have come directly from reader recommendations: Cila Warncke, Andrew Porter (thanks to Denise at San Antonio Tourist), and Donna Miscolta (thanks to Gemma at gemmaDalexander’s Crooked Road!). Donna Miscolta then recommended an upcoming interview with Anne Germanacos. Thanks to all!
Thoughts about academia in general and the Ph.D. in Creative Writing in particular
Why and how to become a writer
How to Become a Writer: Questionnaire – Ten questions for you to answer about yourself, your goals as a writer, your vision.