I am on a break from social media right now, so I’m doing old fashioned things like reading newspapers on Sunday morning over a breakfast of sesame…
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The costs of ignoring the creative urge
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It happens with regularity. A newly published book will receive a negative or even a mixed review in a major newspaper or magazine (the New York Times…
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Five easy steps on one hard road
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An old way of writing something new
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A reflection on the pleasure of doing things the hard way
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On writing and rules
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A study in expectations
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On easing in
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An uneasy guide
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A really complicated trick for beating writer's block
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Welcome to Letters from Zembla. I’ll be using this space to share new writing with you — and occasionally something from the archive. I’ll tell you a…
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