10th Anniversary Feature: Jane Kurtz

In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of, I asked some established authors–folks I’d featured early on–the following question:

Over the past decade, what are the most important lessons you’ve learned about your craft, the writing/artistic life, and/or publishing, and why?

Here’s the latest reply, this one from Jane Kurtz:

In the past decade, I learned that writing is frustrating and tough and hard–and exhilarating beyond belief.

It’s been an anti-book decade. The kinds of books I care about most have suffered particularly.

What that has done is send me back to the writing itself–how much I love being a student of the craft; how much I love trying different things; how much I love getting to be part of a book world, hard as it is.

Read a Cynsations interview with Jane.