“Read. Read the voices of those you want to talk to. Read the conversations you want to be a part of. Read one new thing every day, or every week. I say it’s ok to skip the classics. Find your contemporaries. What can you add to this conversation, through your own experiences and talents? Go fall in love with a library again. Explore a new literary magazine every month or two. Take notes. Circle things you like. Write down your favorite quotes. Ask yourself: can I do this too? The answer is yes.”
– Bridget Lillethorup, Blog Editor at Literary Mama
Bridget Lillethorup is a creative nonfiction writer and teacher. Her writing can be found in The Rupture, Essay Daily, River Teeth‘s “Beautiful Things” column, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and elsewhere.