Captivated by Holiday Food Memories

Pies, mashed potatoes, and of course, turkey. Not only is holiday fare delicious, these annual culinary traditions often spark nostalgic memories for us writers, giving us fodder for our writing. To get a taste (see what we did there?) of these food-related memories, we asked our memoir students: “What’s your favorite holiday food and what memory does it invoke for you?”

Beach Reads: They’re Not Just for Summer

by Jennifer Gaites
This summer, several 10,000 words into the manuscript I’m writing in book inc’s Memoir Incubator, I needed a break from the mentor texts I’d been reading. As the days grew longer, I sheepishly eschewed memoirs and books on craft. Instead, I made a quiet–almost self-conscious–commitment to myself to keep my literary consumption to [ahem] lighter fare.

Is My Hair On Fire? How to Find Writable Moments

by Elizabeth Jannuzzi
“I don’t know if I became a writer because I notice writable moments. Or because I notice writable moments, I write.”
‘Hair’s On Fire’ Is an Idiom, I Looked it Up
The other day my hair caught on fire. I don’t mean that as an idiom. (And yes, I googled “what type of expression is ‘my hair is on fire’” to learn that it is an idiom.) I mean literally, my hair burst into flames.


Captivated by Books On the Craft of Writing

We are celebrating National Book Month with book inc, Project Write Now’s book-writing community. And what better way to celebrate books than to ask book writers what is their favorite book ABOUT writing? We surveyed our book inc team members, including this year’s and next year’s Peer Artist Leaders. Here are their responses: