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What’s the Point of Writing?


What’s your point? What’s your purpose as a writer? Why do you write? You don’t have to be able to rattle off your “artist’s statement” for someone else. You don’t even need to be able to clearly articulate it for yourself. But you do need a sense of why you write that will sustain you […]

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Please Don’t Pay Me! (Why Write Part 2)


Several studies may explain why money isn’t top of mind for writing students. Offering an extrinsic reward for a creative task actually decreases performance.

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Why Do You Write?


I figured my writing students were thinking of publication and making money someday and just didn’t want to say so. But now, I’m not so sure.

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