July 31, 2017

How to become a real, actual, successful Writer (how to fail, & other tips with Ada Calhoun).

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Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give and St. Marks Is Dead, recently joined our Elephant Academy crew as a guest writing professor. We were honored to hear from her about her path as an essayist and an author. She shared with us her story and her tips on how to make it (and break it) in print and online publishing, as well as in the world of book writing.

Talking to Ada about her writing felt as homey as talking to a friend at a café. As a writer, Ada is unaffected and unpretentious. Her writing is rich in specifics, genuine heart, and humor.

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Boulder: Reading & Discussion on Modern Love with Waylon Lewis & Ada Calhoun.

Ada Calhoun


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Linda Lewis Aug 7, 2017 1:01pm

I think you can write just out of sheer appreciation. You don't have to write in the hope of transforming something, fixing something. You can write while feeling calm. When you are calm, you have slowed down enough to really see, smell, taste, touch, and hear things the way they really are without coloring experience with your emotional mood and inflicting that mood on the listener/ writer.

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