Three ebooks, free as in air, to help nudge your creative muse and nurture your blog’s audience.
Today’s recommendation: a collection of true short stories compiled by one of my favorite writers, Paul Auster, for NPR’s National Story Project.
Wise words from Andrew Sullivan on the rewards and challenges of blogging.
The late Raymond Carver, a master of literary minimalism, has choice words for those of us who try too hard.
Visual storyteller Laura Cook can capture a story in one powerful snapshot. Here, she shares tips for taking pictures that are worth a thousand words.
10 Rules of Writing, courtesy of novelist extraordinaire Elmore Leonard.
Ditch that internal editor and write with courage, thanks to advice from Natalie Goldberg.
As Writing 101 winds down, we appreciate this quirky reminder from writer Ray Bradbury on the importance of reading and writing every day.
The writing process involves more than just writing. In Haruki Murakami’s memoir, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, we learn about his thought process and passion for a physical activity that also inspires his craft.
Need a jolt of inspiration? This Bukowski poem reminds us of the power of writing, and make us feel good about putting pen to paper.
We’ve lost Maya Angelou the person, but not the beauty and wisdom she pinned down with words. If you need inspiration today, let her descriptions of the writing life lift you up.
Nobody can get you in the mood for writing quite like Michel de Montaigne, the inventor of the personal essay — and direct literary ancestor of all bloggers.