retreat

Visiting my parents is often so much like a ready-made writing retreat. The house is quiet, softly lit, often sleepy. The TV returns seven channels and there is not much in the way of distraction. I sit straight up, I do crosswords from the paper, I write hundreds of words at the kitchen table I carved my name into at age eight.

Lindsey has an amazingly good story in the new issue of Storychord, and check out this great blog post I randomly found: What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Writing.

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        1. Well, it’s more like I kind of stop writing it for long periods of time and focus on shorter fiction. I’m still not 100% convinced I have a novel in me right now. Perhaps a novella, though!

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