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On Writing – Tina Pocha

On Writing

One Space or Two?

I always wondered what it would feel like to know the world has passed me by. The first taste I had of this was in the 90’s when Flava Flav came up to the stage at the MTV awards with… Read More ›

Lessons from NaNoWriMo 2017

Last week, I finished up a month-long challenge to write 1000 words a day. The Impetus–NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Each November, thousands (millions?) of writers take to the page to try to write and finish a novel (yes,… Read More ›

Riyaz: A Daily Practice

Yesterday, my cousin introduced me to this idea of Riyaz—a daily singing practice that is integral to the vocal preparation of Hindustani music singers. Every morning, singers in the Hindustani tradition wake, prior to dawn, and take their voices through… Read More ›

On Why I Am Not a Poet

A few years ago, I started going to a local poetry workshop. I was introduced to the workshop by a new friend who was himself an emerging poet. The group was small and friendly, and the meetings were structured around… Read More ›

My Morning Routine

Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with morning routines. Not just my own, mind you; I have this weird fascination with other people’s morning routines–famous people, successful people, writers, entrepreneurs, my physics professor, the next… Read More ›