January was spent teetering between the swell of the holidays and our convictions about the new year, but now we're really in it. And California is in the middle of a drought and one of the warmest winters I can remember in recent years. Also, I finally went to see Book of Mormon (!), and snuck in a few memorable restaurant meals, too. Happy reading!
Should you write a sonnet? Literary humor from Ploushares.
When young people ask writing advice, I sometimes say, “Open the window a few inches more than is comfortable.”
What copy editors really do.
10 fictional restaurants that became real.
The most important part of a creative life.
The importance of texture in food.
The best chocolate chip cookies in LA.
When books follow you from house to house.
6 lessons from street food pioneer Roy Choi.
Hemingway takes the Hemingway test.
We are just not here anymore.
Writing when there is no time.
10 ways to leave your comfort zone and write.