Friday, June 13, 2008

Self-management and Writers

For those who attended Cedar Fort’s writing conference, you know that the main speaker, Eliose Owens, talked about the importance of self-management when it comes to be a successful writer.

If you want to read about a writer who exemplifies the kind of self-management Owens was talking about, then read the essay “The Running Novelist” in the June 9 & 16 issue of The New Yorker. This essay is a must read for anyone who wants to know what kind of self management it takes to be a successful writer. Sadly this essay is not available online. So run out and find the aforementioned issue of The New Yorker at your local library or bookstore and read it.

You can also read brief excerpts and my commentary on the self-management facet of his essay here.


Shirley Bahlmann said...

I'm intrigued! Thanks for the tip. I'm not sure what Bob will say when he finds out I'm looking for a New Yorker, but I'll just throw him a slice of cheesecake and carry on!

Tracy Winegar said...

I read the whole essay. I really enjoyed it. I think these are the things I struggle with the most and it was definitely good advise that I could use. I'd go so far as to say eye opening.