Magazine Articles Tagged With writing exercises

Perversity of Spirit: What It Takes to Be a Writer

by Staff

The Literary Life

Posted 8.19.14

One author argues that talent is the least important part of becoming a writer.

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Pedestrian Adventures: Walking to Inspiration

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life. 

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Urban Tumbleweed: Perambulatory Poetry

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Poet Harryette Mullen explains how daily walks inspired her most recent collection, Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary (Graywolf Press, 2013), and shares a selection of poems from the book. 

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No Ideas but in Things: The Importance of First Objects

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 1.1.14

Channeling some of our earliest memories, and specifically the physical objects that often exist at the center of such recollections, can prove to be a productive writing exercise—and might just open the floodgates to inspiration. 

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