Alexandra Kleeman talks about why the writing process should not be a place of comfort, but of "the unexpected, the frightening, and the transformational."
Each month, Blurbed features a curated list of things to read, events to attend and news from the Journal.
David Joy talks about the organization of disorder, the upside of writing in the middle of the night, and the compulsion to create.
Welcome to Blurbed, a new round-up of literary recommendations from the editors and staff of the Columbia Journal.
Crystal Hana Kim talks about habit versus inspiration, her favorite Louise Erdrich quote, and the advice she follows when she’s writing character.
Morgan Jerkins talks about writing into your fear, the Toni Morrison quote that inspires her, and what she wishes her writing desk looked like.