How to Focus on One Writing Project at a Time
Procrastination can manifest in many forms Remember the story of the The Boy Who Cried Wolf? It’s one of Aesop’s Fables in which a lonely boy who is tending his sheep repeatedly cries “Wolf!” to seek attention. The first time his cries of alarm are heard, the villagers arrive. The second time it works again, yet… Continue reading
To Survive as a Writer You Need to Master Rejection
Rejection is not what you think it is A writer’s life is paved with thorns. The sooner you realize this simple truth, the better. Imagine an arena full of tigers and battle-hardened warriors. Some are seasoned fighters, trained in the art of persuasion, narrative structure, character development, and prose. Others are cunning tricksters, able to seduce… Continue reading
The Earth Heals at Night
The earth heals at night like a wounded animal scratching out its den. The earth heals at night if the night were a stretch of time, eons of time and we were a splutter in a lifetime of breath. The earth heals at night as nights are as long as an age of stars and… Continue reading
Jakob Ryce is an award-winning writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He has a B.A. in English Lit, and his work has been published in On The Premises, Drunk Monkeys, The Fourth River, and the Wyndham Writing Awards. He released his first book of poetry in 2021 and has since been working on a follow-up, including a debut novel.