The costs of ignoring the creative urge
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…
Five easy steps on one hard road
An old way of writing something new
A reflection on the pleasure of doing things the hard way
On writing and rules
A study in expectations
On easing in
An uneasy guide
A really complicated trick for beating writer's block
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…