What to Do When You Are Ready to Quit Being a Writer

What to Do When You Are Ready to Quit Being a Writer

The writing life can be hard, and like most other things that are worthwhile, occasionally you’ll want to quit. I’ve been there myself a few times. But often what makes the writing life hard boils down to three things: finding time to write, knowing what to write about, and what to make a priority in your writing life.

You Are More Than a Writer

You Are More Than a Writer

In On Being a Writer, the book I co-authored with Ann Kroeker, the first chapter is called “Identify.” In that chapter we talk about the importance of writers claiming their identity as writers in order to make progress in their writing lives.