46: Mix the Bitter and the SweetSeptember 21, 2021
This week, add something sweet to your most bitter story moments, and add something bitter to the most sweet. Read more
45: Schedule Time for NothingSeptember 14, 2021
This week, I’m talking about the value of nothing for creating something.
42: Find the Missing IngredientAugust 10, 2021
http://writerlylife.com/podcast-player/146/42-find-the-missing-ingredient.mp3Download file | Play in new windowThis week, I’m talking about finding the missing strange spice for your almost-finished story. Book recommendation: SEVERANCE, by Ling Ma. Read more
41: Cut the “As” ClauseAugust 10, 2021
http://writerlylife.com/podcast-player/145/41-cut-the-as-clause.mp3Download file | Play in new windowThis week, look out for an annoying grammatical phrase that can clog up a sentence. Read more
I’m Blair Hurley and I’m a novelist and short story writer. My debut novel, The Devoted, was published in 2018. I’ve had short stories published in Electric Literature, The Georgia Review, West Branch, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. I teach creative writing and love sharing the writing hacks, tips, and secrets I’ve learned over the years to make my writing life more productive.