Category Archives: Authors

15 Authors Who Have Influenced Me

While checking out 52 Faces’s website, I saw her post on 15 authors who influenced her and felt compelled to keep it going. Like she said, if you’re reading this post, consider yourself tagged and spread the discovery. The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who’ve influenced you [...]

You Can’t Write Until You Grow the F Up

What I learned was that to write a book you have to first become the person you need to be to write that book. I had to, like, literally change. I had to become a new person. I had to grow the f— up. – Junot Diaz

Writing and running with Murakami

Back in June I read Haruki Murakami’s essay in a recent issue of the New Yorker and was instantly captivated. Not only was Murakami’s story of how he entered the writing life (got a little sidetracked in his career running a Japanese jazz bar), but he described his entry into the world of running in [...]