Rod Dreher

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A Child’s Introduction To Publishing

My son Lucas, who is 10, has decided the time has come …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Tea Party Literature?

The conservative book editor Adam Bellow wrote a National Review essay calling …

Posted July 10th, 2014

Funding The Conservative Right Brain

Publisher Adam Bellow says the Right doesn’t understand the importance of culture …

Posted July 1st, 2014

Not Much Digital Future For You, Writer

If you think digital publishing is going to be the savior of …

Posted June 19th, 2014

Best Writing Advice Ever

The best-selling writer Elizabeth Gilbert posted this great piece of advice to …

Posted May 10th, 2014

The Fruits Of Ruthie’s Life

Today’s mail brought a package from some friends in another part of …

Posted March 5th, 2014

Still Life Of The Good Life

  I sat down in my armchair where I work these days, …

Posted March 4th, 2014

Story To Story, Family To Family

We talked earlier today about writing. This e-mail arrived this week. It’s …

Posted February 25th, 2014

The Awful Truth About The Writing Life

Here’s a long, meandering essay by Emily Gould, talking about the struggles …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Tom Wolfe On Writing

Marvelous, though too short, interview in The American Spectator with the great …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Stay Home. Write There.

Poet Sandra Beasley says that you don’t have to leave home and …

Posted January 30th, 2014

Cultural Catholics Vs. Observant Catholics

On Andrew Sullivan’s blog, I read the following quote from the poet …

Posted January 27th, 2014

The Book That Messed Me Up

Ben Atherton says that reading Dylan Thomas on the pleasures of being …

Posted January 2nd, 2014

The Rise & Fall Of Catholic Writing

In a powerful essay in First Things, the poet Dana Gioia despairs …

Posted December 6th, 2013

Yes, Editors, Because Writers Aren’t That Good

Micah Mattix is right: Most writers think their ideas are always wonderful …

Posted November 20th, 2013

You Don’t Want To Be A Writer

Probably not, says Jeremy Lott.¬†Young people — “catechumens,” he calls them — …

Posted October 30th, 2013

Orthodoxy & The Power Of Words

A couple of you have sent me this interesting interview with the …

Posted October 22nd, 2013