Misty Ellingburg is a record-breaker here at The Rain, Party, & Disaster Society: she’s the first writer that we’ve published in all three genres—poetry, fiction, and non-fiction—let alone in all three genres in the same month. As our poetry editor, Bee Walsh, said when we first realized we’d all unknowingly selected a piece from Ms. Ellingburg: “That girl can write.”
I highly recommend you read, copy, paste, and save Misty’s “writing on writing,” below. It’s part encouragement, part advice, part inspiration, the perfect antidote to writer’s block, or to the sort of malaise and malcontent that comes with regularly questioning whether or not what you’re doing is important, if it matters, if it makes a difference. (Many writers will be familiar with these feelings, I believe.) “To write is a big thing, and so beautiful,” Misty begins. Is there anything more comforting a writer can hear?
- Alecia Eberhardt, Fiction Editor