Writer's Life

Telling the Truth About the Modocs

Sep 18, 2017

Essay by Robert Aquinas McNally

Something essential, something dangerous, loomed in this war and deserved the light of literary day.

Writer's Life, History, Truth-telling | Read More

No Trespassing

Feb 06, 2017

Essay by Ellen Prentiss Campbell

I was nervous. Would she in some way feel that I had overstepped the bounds, appropriated her story?

Memoir, Writer's Life, History | Read More

My Postcards to a Dead Author

Dec 14, 2016

Essay by Kelcey Parker Ervick

I was the biographer of one woman, but I was also writing my own life.

Mixed Media, Authors, Writer's Life | Read More

Are Thoughts Things?

Nov 30, 2016

Theme Essay by Cynthia Rosi

Because our religion always marked us as oddities—the people who didn’t believe in doctors—my mother cringed at anything she thought was not socially normal.

Writing and Faith, Writer's Life | Read More

Yes, I Signed Books at Costco

Nov 30, 2015

Essay by S. Lorraine Norwood

Oh, yeah. I forgot. I’m not in a cozy bookstore. I’m not even in Barnes & Noble.

Writer's Life, Bookstores | Read More

The Land I’ll Never Own

Jun 03, 2015

Personal Essay by Peter H. Kahn, Jr.

Our lives need to go beyond looking. Life with nature needs to be meaningful.

Writer's Life, Nature, TW Reading Series | Read More

A Guy in a Metal Suicide-Box

Oct 01, 2014

Book Excerpt by William Least Heat-Moon

On Shakespeare’s birthday I received my first rejection: 'Perhaps your travels seem interesting to you, but to others...'

Advice, Writer's Life, TW Reading Series | Read More

Money Is Random

Sep 22, 2014

Theme Essay by Steve Adams

Money matters everywhere, but especially in New York.

Writer's Life, Money | Read More

So, Is Writing Therapy?

Sep 22, 2014

Essay by Elizabeth Marcus

Writing succeeded where the best professional help had failed.

Advice, Writer's Life, About Memoir | Read More

"Let's Put on a Play!"

Apr 11, 2014

A Farewell Essay by Elizabeth Langosy

I know the friendships I’ve made in the TW community will stay with me.

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