The Strange Teachings of COVID-19

And the writerly art of Paying Attention

If the first principle of being a writer is to Pay Attention, then this year of COVID-19 has been a most excellent teacher of this piece of craft.

Whether you write speculative fiction or contemporary realism, poetry or stage-plays, there has been much to absorb from this past year, and its dubious “gift” of…



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Alison Acheson

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.