My first craft essay

Hello all!

One of the first questions people ask you as a writer is “where do you get your ideas from?” or, “How do you come up with things to write?” or, “How do you write/ what’s your writing process?” To answer these questions in terms of Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems, I wrote a craft essay discussing my thinking and theoretical process toward developing the collection, and that essay is now available open access in The Year’s Work in Medievalism 34 (2019; published 2021):

I hope you enjoy it! And if you have any other questions about where I get my ideas from or my writing process and rituals, please feel free to ask them in the comments.


About Melissa Ridley Elmes

Professor and writer; Unrepentant nerd; chaotic good. Author of Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems. PhD, MFA. She/hers. Views my own.
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