When you think of a writer, you probably picture a few things: cups of coffee going cold, cable-knit sweaters, stacks of unread vintage books, and a pet of some kind. A pet is the perfect muse—a friend who can’t offer unsolicited feedback! Here’s how to choose the perfect pet based on your writing style.
So you’ve decided to adopt a writer! Congratulations! Writers are a big commitment, needy and high maintenance, but with proper care, they can be an excellent lifelong companion. Here we’ll walk you through all the basics of keeping a writer.
So you’ve finished the next great American novel. Or the next great American top-ten listicle. Now it’s time to talk about the next step: writing your own bio.
Writing, like any other art, is only as good as your knowledge of the craft. You can’t be a good writer if you don’t read. So, what books are on the writer’s bookshelf?
When you imagine a writer, I can almost guarantee you picture something like Johnny Depp in Secret Window: shaggy hair, unkempt beard, reading glasses, and, of course, pajamas with a terry cloth robe thrown over to complete the look. It’s a classic ensemble. But just how many writers actually don this lackadaisical uniform?
As writers, you need to be addicted to either whiskey or coffee. Truly, there is a long and illustrious literary tradition of drinking on the job. But what is the right drink for the job?