What I’m feeling on this, my book’s first birthday, is grateful. It’s been a hell of year to launch a debut, but I’m proud of the book I put into the world.
Right View is about about seeing things as they are, not as we wish or imagine them to be. When we apply it to our editing process, we produce better prose.
I just wrapped up a COVID-style, week-long, at-home writing retreat and I got about two month’s worth of writing done. Highly recommend.
Writing things longhand is great for generating ideas, but I find it takes several revisions to turn those ideas into stories.
Here they are, in no particular order and with no regard to publication date. The best books I read in 2020
I’ve always shied away from the personal essay, but lately I’ve been drawn to them. Finally, I decided to try my hand at actually writing one.