Katie on Writing

I’m reading a book called “Ernest Hemingway on Writing,” and I’m growing increasingly concerned that I have been living all my life the kind of self-tortured existence that this book deems “the writer’s life.” I find myself drawn in by Hemingway’s descriptions of himself, his work, and his life, even though—save for “The Sun Also […]

Drive Me

Tonight we were talking, in my “Diversity of Women in the U.S.” class, about what drives women and how we can learn a lot about a woman if we know what drives her. I agreed readily and then I started to think about what can be gleaned about me this way. Suddenly, I realized that […]

“Found” poetry

This isn’t found poetry as it is traditionally defined. Found poetry is actually when you take words that weren’t originally meant to be poetry, like a grocery list or something, and decide it’s poetry. I actually think found poetry is silly. This is just a poem I found on my PC when I was getting […]

Aaron Sorkin on writing

In the personal quotes section of Aaron Sorkin’s bio at imdb.com, there is this quote: “I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, ‘You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, giftless. I’m not your agent and I’m not your […]

It’s a blog-eat-blog world

I’ve been overthinking the medium again. There were several times over the past week when I wanted to post—when I even said aloud to people, “I’m going to blog about this”—but after careful consideration, I deemed the topic not worth blogging. For instance, I used to say, about things that irk me, “That really sticks […]