This week author and publisher Midge Raymond, whose newest book is How to be an Everyday Writer: Tips and Prompts, offers us some of her quickie prompts and answers questions about her career and writing.
Midge, you have succeeded in publishing collections of short stories and novels and you have wonderful nonfiction essays out there. You’re also busy publishing with Ashland Creek Press. Why did you take the time to write How to be an Everyday Writer: Tips and Prompts?
Since I was young, I’ve wanted to be a writer. And when I was young, my vision of “being a writer” was something like this: I’d live in a big house in New England—somewhere on the coast of Maine, perhaps—and I’d write in a sun-drenched, top-floor room overlooking the Atlantic.
My reality of being a writer is more like this: writing in cramped railroad flats, cafes, and libraries; struggling to find time before and after showing up at the day job; and taking years to finish even a ten-page short story.
Yet this is the reality most of us writers face—we need to fit in our work around Everyday Life. And this requires
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