Even if it's as simple as "just keep writing," writers look for advice from successful writers to challenge their process, to inspire, and in some cases even to comfort. Check back regularly as the Antioch Writers' Workshop 2011 faculty offer a few quick tips to help writers keep writing and keep writing well. Complete bios of the AWW 2011 faculty are available at antiochwritersworkshop.com
Jim Daniels - Morning Poetry
The Thomas Stockman Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
Selected Publications: Thirteen collections of poetry, including, most recently, From Milltown to Malltown, and Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry (2011).
Selected Awards: The Brittingham Prize, the Tillie Olsen Prize, the Blue Lynx Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
1. Read everything you can by the writers you admire.
2. Try to develop a writing routine so that the time doesn't just disappear.
3. Find a community of writers to share your work with-people who are going to be careful, honest readers who will aid in the revision process.