“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”
—Catherine Drinker Bowen

What Having Triplets Taught Me About Writing


It’s funny what we can learn about writing from other, unrelated activities. For example, I’ve found that canoeing, shopping and learning to play the piano have all informed my writing practice. But little else in my life has taught me as much about writing as giving birth to triplets, twenty years ago.