As part of our blog series, Antioch Writers' Workshop 2011 Faculty share their tips for writing. You can read complete bios of AWW 2011 Faculty at antiochwritersworkshop.com. Check back regularly for more helpful writing tips.
Matthew Goodman - Morning Creative Nonfiction
Has taught creative writing and literature at Vermont College, Emerson College, and Tufts University.
Selected Publications: The Sun and the Moon: The Remarkable True Account of Hoaxers, Showmen, Dueling Journalists, and Lunar Man-Bats in Nineteenth-Century New York (Basic Books, 2008), Ahead of Time: The Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World (forthcoming, Random House)
Selected Awards: 2008 Best Book of the Year by The Economist magazine, selected as an Original Voices book by Borders bookstores nationwide, received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Blue Mountain Center.
1. Figure out the time of day when you do your best writing. Then do whatever you can to be writing every day at that time.
2. Don't consider a page finished until you have read it out loud.
3. The best way to get published is to become the best writer you can possibly be.