Lynn Steger Strong’s first novel, HOLD STILL, was published by WW Norton/Liveright in 2016. Her non-fiction has been published in Guernica, LARB, Lithub, Catapult, Elle.com, The Millions, and elsewhere. She teaches at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and Catapult.
Every writer has dry spells. Sometimes they’re unexplainable; we just can’t clear our minds when we sit down to write. Other times they’re entirely practical—a stressful job, a new baby, or a big move upends life and the writing disappears. The good news: writing slumps do end. We find ways to clear the cobwebs. We […]