How Do You Respond to Writing Feedback?

How Do You Respond to Writing Feedback?

Last weekend at the Festival of Faith and Writing, Ann Kroeker and I led a Festival Circle (discussion group) called “Advance Your Writing through Giving and Getting Feedback.” We talked about what feedback is helpful at each stage of the writing process and who might be the best person to ask.

Making Sense of Things

Making Sense of Things

“Books invite us to share in a sustained, subtle, complex system of making sense of things,” Scott Russell Sanders said Tuesday evening during an event hosted by the Plainfield Public Library. He was reading from his essay “Hunger for Books” in the compilation The...
Ambitious Enough

Ambitious Enough

At some point in the last year or so, I stopped writing at the desk in my studio. The move to the couch or the kitchen table was certainly a matter of convenience in the beginning. My sisters have each stayed with me for a period of 12 weeks, and each of them occupied...