Teaching

On the necessity of play

On the necessity of play

When I began blogging ten years ago, I would never have considered that such an unserious side project would become one of the primary tools to unblock my “real” writing. I was finishing my first year in a prestigious MFA program where I was supposed to be honing my craft, refining my voice, generating the work that would form the foundation of my thesis (and with luck, my first book). Because this is what you’re supposed to do if you want to be a “real” writer, right?