Monday, May 19, 2008

Three Ways to Procrastinate

Not that I would ever procrastinate what with this novel to finish….

1. Check out Slate magazine’s special "procrastination week" articles. I especially enjoyed the articles about why computer solitaire is so popular (not that I know anything about this personally)—Solitaire-y Confinement—and an exploration of whether Ralph Ellison and Truman Capote, two literary geniuses, left behind unfinished masterworks because they were blocked or because they were procrastinating: "It's All in My Head."

2. Brevity magazine is always fun and evocative: quick snippets of creative nonfiction.

3. Beltway magazine will give you a wonderful poetry fix; here's the new spring issue.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.