The Official Website of Author Ashley Cowger
You Are What You Consume
My experiences as a published author, editor, and college creative writing instructor have given me a lot of insight into how to be a writer. I've compiled some of my writing about writing for you here:
Fundamentals Here you'll find articles on style and writing basics.
The Biz Here you'll find articles on how to become a writer—MFA programs, publishing, teaching, etc.
The Writing Life Here you'll find articles on how I balance life and writing, tips on how to find inspiration from life, etc.
Exercises (Coming Soon!)
Last night, I went to see Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. It wasn’t playing at the regular theaters, not because it’s sophisticated or artsy—it isn’t—but I guess because it’s British? Who knows. Anyway, it was only playing at a theater downtown that tends to show small and independent films, the really good movies that the major theaters ignore because they aren’t likely to bring in a lot of income.
Midtown Cinema shows trailers for the other movies they’re showing or will be showing soon before their movies. Before Ab Fab, we saw trailers for Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Don’t Think Twice, Indignation, and Captain Fantastic. It’s a rare opportunity to watch a movie where you’re excited about every single preview you see before the feature presentation. Every single one of those movies . . .