Breaking New Territory.

I found this article about nine women nonfiction pioneers, including Roxane Gay, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Eula Biss, to be inspirational. I’ve been experimenting with writing more nonfiction lately, especially as my personal muse has seemingly drifted from poetry towards more prose.

Not only did this article give me some candidates for my books to read list, it was also interesting to learn about women writers who are challenging convention and exploring new territory. I want to find my angle and do something unconventional like these authors have in order to find my niche in nonfiction. After all, we all have a story to tell…

http://www.bustle.com/articles/150778-9-women-writers-who-are-breaking-new-nonfiction-territory

When You Cannot Write a Single Word.

In Writers Recommend, poet Lo Kwa Mei-en describes what she does when she cannot write a single word:


"I have taken to picking up a book from my past that I have been hungering to reread and typing it out word for word, at a speed slow enough to feel the words relating to each other and hear new things in their music that I had not heard before. I will retype another's book until I feel love and not despair." 

http://www.pw.org/content/lo_kwa_meien

Indie Presses.

Here's a great read that I found on TheAtlantic.com: “American Literature Needs Indie Presses.”

There’s a lot to appreciate about this insightful article by Nathan Scott McNamara which focuses on the role indie presses now have in the literary world. Check it out…

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/07/why-american-publishing-needs-indie-presses/491618/

 

13 Questions.

As a practicing writer, one of the more critical decisions you will face is deciding where to submit your work.

Check out this new piece by Erika Dreifus on Literary Hub called “13 Questions to Ask Before Submitting to a Literary Journal.” It provides some sound advice on what you should look for as you’re searching for potential “homes” for your writing.

http://lithub.com/13-questions-to-ask-before-submitting-to-a-literary-journal/