Write More, Be Less Careful

Nancy Reddy
why writing is hard & how to do it anyway
Created 09 Mar 2021
  • Do not hurry; do not rest
    01 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 6
    I’m thinking again, always, about time, and I’m thinking in particular about the speed of writing. Writers have probably always envied each other’s work and perhaps believed that other writers worked ...
  • practical tips and embracing the weird: an interview with scholar and writer Kate Vieira
    25 Oct 2021 • 13 min read
    Today, for the last Monday of the Back to Writing series, I’ve got an interview with writer, writing teacher, and scholar and researcher Kate Vieira. Her research spans the United States, Latin Americ...
  • back to writing/week 7 check-in
    22 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Happy Friday! How is your writing going this week? On Monday we talked a bit about time and claiming time for writing. I’ve returned this week to blocking out time on my calendar for writing and stick...
  • claiming your time
    18 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 5
    Hi, all. It’s my birthday, and I’m thinking about time. I ran the half marathon in Atlantic City yesterday. It was beautiful—sunny and cool, with a flat four or five miles of boardwalk at the end. Par...
  • back to writing/week 6 check-in
    15 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Okay, so it sounds like the setup for a terrible joke, but on Wednesday now, I joined a zoom call with a philosopher, a physicist, a paleontologist, a chemist, and a few other academics to talk about ...
  • considering habits and setting the table: an interview with poet Bronwen Tate
    11 Oct 2021 • 16 min read • 0 4
    Hi, all! I’ve got a great interview with poet and scholar Bronwen Tate today. I wanted to talk to her initially because she’d written to me about using Helen Sword’s Air & Light & Time & Space in her ...
  • back to writing/week 5 check-in
    08 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 3
    Hi, all! Happy Friday. How is your writing going this week? I’ve been thinking this week about an interview I did with writing studies scholar Hannah Rule in this series’ previous incarnation at PANK....
  • do one small thing
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 1
    There’s a joke on twitter that I’m going to mangle, but it basically says that adulthood is just telling yourself “things will calm down after this week” over and over until you die. And it’s October,...
  • back to writing/week 4 check-in
    01 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi, all. The Friday check-in is going to be quick today because I’ve got a to-do list that is making my heart race. I’ve returned this week to getting up early to write on my non-teaching days. Unfort...
  • little experiments
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    Hi, all! It’s the first Monday of fall, and it really feels like fall here—crisp air, leaves falling, and the little surge of energy that often goes with that for me. This week, let’s take a look back...
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