Erica Orloff churns out invaluable writing advice like a fan: A Writer’s Life (23 Jan 2011):

To write . . . you have to live. Loudly, I think.

And that I do.

When I speak at schools and kids ask for advice on what they should do if they want to become a writer, I usually impart three pieces of so-called wisdom.

Read everything you can get your hands on.

Be intellectually curious.

Get out there and live loud . . . have experiences.

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