Dear Alessa,

I like your style, you write like you think & it shows & it’s enjoyable. So thank you for writing here, for me (& others) to read.

I agree with Sergei Foldin, The War of Art is absolutely one of my favorite & most useful books! Two other books I recommend for every writer: Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones & Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. Classics for damn good reasons. Another unwritten rule to improve your writing: when you finish writing, read it out loud. I promise you will catch tons of mistakes you won’t any other way!

Don’t worry about sounding like anyone else — read far & wide. And the more you write, the more your own voice will shine through.

Write on, you’re terrific!

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.