Don’t Write Alone | Notes From Class
The Intimacy of Teaching Creative Writing

Enjoy this conversation between Lynn Steger Strong and Laura Spence-Ash and read novel excerpts from her 12-Month Generator students in this graduation showcase.

Nov 29, 2021
Don’t Write Alone | Notes From Class
Making Space for Writing in 2020

A new life can grow inside a book once you realize you’re not making it all for yourself.

Jun 2, 2021
On Writing | Turning Points
So, You’ve Finished Your Book

When my students finished a draft, all I wanted them to do was sit inside of it for longer than was comfortable. To acknowledge and celebrate what they’d accomplished.

Oct 3, 2019
Catapult Instructors | Advice
How To Finish

Three ways of thinking that might help you get the damned novel done, from our beloved 12-Month Novel Generator instructor, Lynn Steger Strong (author of HOLD STILL)

Jan 31, 2019
People | Family | Parenting
What I Imagined Motherhood Would Be, and What It Is

When you give birth to a life, you are also giving birth to a death.

Oct 11, 2018
Arts & Culture | Rekindle
How She Did It: On Penelope Fitzgerald, Writing, and Women at Work

Fitzgerald was ground down, I imagine, consumed by how to take care of her family. This didn’t make her any less the thinker, writer, reader, that she was.

Apr 9, 2018
Things | Exhibit
Capture This: How We Live Away From the Lens

I was embarrassed each time I got out my camera.

Mar 19, 2018
How To | Genre Studies
Why I Wanted to Write About Anger

I want to write about space and time, and feeling like somehow we’ve always had less of it than our male counterparts.

Jan 5, 2018
How To | Figures
The Story I Can’t Write About My Family

In fiction, one needs motivations, wants, and fears; one needs cause and effect. In life, it’s messier.

Sep 14, 2017