As I was trying to rouse myself from a literary stupor this week, I searched around the internet for some inspiration
to fill myself up until I could no longer stand the feeling of not writing. One of the articles that I came across that most inspired me was The Rumpus
' column Dear Sugar
Dear Sugar is a self-reported advice column, but it caters to those of all stripes - it is not just a love life column, nor an inspirational manifesto, but also takes care of its writers and other people in long response articles. My favorite of all such articles is Write Like a Motherfucker
, which tells the unabashed truth: get writing and keep doing it until it hurts.