I am happy to have been asked to blog at the Story Prize, where I’ve written a “Letter to a Not-So-Young Writer.”
Here’s an excerpt:
I know that writing advice is divided over “writing what you know” versus “writing what you don’t know.” Why this split? Why not both? How do I feel about these ideas? Honestly? Whatever. I just know that you should write about what you must write about. Writing is obsessive. Writing is mysterious. Embrace your obsession. Embrace the mystery.
I hope you’ll read the rest at The Story Prize Blog.