To Be A Writer: Lidia Yuknavitch
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 Stewart — to 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.