For this month’s “Stairs and Ascensions” theme, enjoy this patron-only excerpt from L.L. Barkat’s beloved Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing.
Let’s take a look at the alphabet and see what creatures crawl and spring from letters we know so well. Then, it’s time to write letter poems!
What’s your favorite writing book? LW Lindquist says it’s time to re-read Rumors of Water and has 10 great quotes to tell you why.
What really happened on the golf course that fateful day? The things we cannot write about today, we will surely find we can write about tomorrow.
The key to getting published is to keep working with small audiences, while gradually making forays into slightly larger arenas.
With Spring coming into full bloom, I’m still doing all the same serious things I did all winter long. But I get up a little earlier and I read a poem (or two) every day.
Perhaps cultivating a writer’s voice can be more about nourishing those things that give life to it: passions and a sense of place.
Of all the gifts Rumors of Water will give a writer, an excuse is not one.
Join our thoughtful and amusing senior editor, for this book club on Rumors of Water.