So many of us say we’ll start writing “as soon as” — as soon as we feel like it, as soon as we retire, as soon as we win the lottery. Here are thirteen pieces of advice to help you sit down and do it, shared by essayist and novelist Anne Lamott.

The “app generation” struggles with creative writing — as a new study shows, they’re turning into realists. Here’s a mini summer reading list that might inspire some wild thinking.