To Be A Writer: Lidia Yuknavitch

Monica D Drake
5 min readApr 19, 2022

An Intermittent Series on Writing and Writers

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of six books. Her works range from a groundbreaking memoir, The Chronology of Water —currently optioned for film by the actress Kristen Stewartto short stories and empowering, inspirational texts like The Misfit’s Manifesto, on the role and contributions of the “misfit,” or outsider, in surviving as well as bringing about positive social change in a complicated world.

I recommend starting at the beginning, reading everything she’s written.

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Monica D Drake

Monica Drake is the author of the novels, Clown Girl and The Stud Book, and the linked story collection, The Folly of Loving Life.