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Hearing the Questions Beneath Your Writer’s Frustration

Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer: Watching your young writer agonize over writer’s block, or whether their story idea is good enough, can be heartbreaking. Don’t you wish you could get inside your son’s head and change his perspective? Don’t you long to say the right thing—something irrefutable—when your daughter rages that none of your encouraging words are true?
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Why Write If It Doesn’t Pay the Bills?

Jared Schmitz, Guest Contributor Let’s assume you’ve decided to become a writer. Your choice is made; a lifetime of struggle and fulfillment within your own imagination awaits you. But no matter how excited you might be about this, you’ll surely find yourself asking—and it won’t be long, either—the questions at the heart of the matter: What is writing good for? Why should I write? What good am I, and who am I to be writing stories?
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