Almost everyone in our culture is literate but few stop to focus on writing as a craft, to understand the power of it or the importance of it. If writing does nothing else for you than force you to lead an examined life, then it’s a fair trade: work for insight.  Be brave and continue.

Life is long. Sometimes writing will come easily; other times it will not. Be patient with yourself, keep working and remember, the journey is the reward.

– excerpted from How Joanne Avallon Became A Writer

h/t to Kelcey Parker at ph.d. in creative writing for this insightful interview.

As I’ve always said, the words will out…