Be Encouraged: Advice from Lauren Groff

Hello, my fellow Boston writers. Here’s some beautiful advice from author Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies, and our personal favorite, the short story "Delicate Edible Birds," from her interview with One Story: “Give yourself the grace of failure—most good stories are made up of hundreds of invisible previous failures; read everything you can get your grubby mitts on; excise people from your lives who bring up turmoil and darkness, then write them clean in your fiction; if you have talent, it is a gift, so try your best to honor your gift by developing it; write every single day, because if you wait for the Muse to land, she’ll cackle as she flies on by; don’t worry about publishing because if you write from a place of love and gratitude you will publish (I guarantee it); try not to listen to advice about writing because the most important things you learn are things you’ll teach yourself.”