(Read on for a Writing Experiment, Poems by Vivian Underhill and Kimberly Gomes, and Submission Opportunities!)
WHY CAN’T WRITING BE MORE LIKE COOKING?
For many years, this is how I wrote: I opened a word document, stared at the blankness. I tried to come up with something completely original. My motivations were frustration and fear: What should I write about? Why haven’t I written anything yet?
Often, this ended in tears.
For many years, this is how I cooked: I poured a glass of wine, opened the fridge, and combined whatever I found. I never thought: “couscous isn’t original.” My motivations were hunger and pleasure. I learned pretty much everything there is to know about tomatoes. I fed the people I love. Along the way, I figured out what I like to eat.
Often, this ended in feast
This month at Waywards, we experimented…
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