Edited by Lorri Neilsen Glenn and Carsten Knox
Playwrights, songwriters, columnists, journalists, fiction writers and poets, memoirists and spoken word artists – writers of every flavour and shape look to one another all the time. How did you do that? What works, what doesn’t? Where’s the lever to the trap door? It’s dark in here – is there a light switch? Is there a key? Am I off my rocker, on the right track, out to lunch?
Here are 55 examples of writers’ wisdom on inspiration, expectation, success, failure, blocks, breakthroughs and, especially, process. The writers sampled are published Atlantic Canadians, all of whom approach their process in a singular way. Here is where they share their secrets.