Concerning Craft: To the Writer Who Is Not Writing

A really inspirational piece of writing that I think will inspire so many writers, especially those that are currently struggling to write.

Little Patuxent Review

This guest post comes from Alicia Mountain. Her poem, “Without Drawing the Blinds,” appeared in LPR‘s Summer Issue 2018 (available for purchase at this link).

Mountain is the author of the collection High Ground Coward (University of Iowa Press), which won the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Thin Fire (BOAAT Press). She is a lesbian poet, critic, and educator based in Denver and New York. Keep up with her at aliciamountain.com and @HiGroundCoward.

Hello, Writer.

I know that doesn’t sound like your name right now. It did for a while. When people would ask what you do or what you’re studying you’d say, “well, I write! I’m a writer.” But now that the words aren’t coming, you might feel like you aren’t entitled to your name, like you aren’t earning it. I’m writing to tell you that’s not the case.

So you haven’t written…

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2 thoughts on “Concerning Craft: To the Writer Who Is Not Writing

    • Glad to hear it Namratha. It is simply such wonderful advice that I immediately wanted to put it out there to my fellow writers – extremely heartfelt and very inspirational to all writers! 🙂

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