This Word Now

In the tradition of Bird by BirdWriting Down the Bones, and The Art of Fiction, we share our insights on writing and living a creative lifestyle in our book published in 2016, This Word Now.

Whether you’re a seasoned author working to complete your third novel, or an aspiring writer launching your first blog, this book will guide you through techniques for sparking creativity, crafting narrative structure, and bringing intensity to your voice and story. Through a series of essays and exercises inspired by our work in writing, workshop leading, and improvisation, we will challenge you to take your writing in new directions, leap into the unknown, and play with images, words, and ideas.

We view writing not just as a craft or a profession, but as a way of interacting with the world. The title This Word Now captures the focus on presence and passion that we aim to bring to our writing, teaching, and our day to day approach to life. We’re excited to share this part of who we are in this book.

Just click here to buy the book on Amazon:


Or visit our friends at BookPeople in Austin, where you can snag one of the signed copies.