How to Know If You're Really a Writer
Longing to write a book but unsure if you're meant to do it? Our favorite authors share their wake-up calls—moments that you can look for in your own life.
Have You Ever Discovered "Just the Kind of Book" You Want to Write?
"After reading Jim Harrison's novella, Legends of the Fall
. Roughly a hundred years of family (and world) history compressed into roughly a hundred pages of the most luminous prose I had ever read up to that point. I don't know why, but after reading that novella, I wasn't content to simply remain a reader. Something changed, and it had to do with the great characterizations and incredibly specific and painterly lush descriptions of landscape, particularly wild country." — Rick Bass, All the Land to Hold Us