Author Archives: Alison Murphy

About Alison Murphy

Alison Murphy is a freelance writer and Senior Program Manager at GrubStreet, one of the world's leading independent creative writing centers. Her nonfiction can be found in ROAR Magazine, Men's Journal, and elsewhere. In her spare time, she teaches creative writing to inmates at the Bay State Correctional Center. Alison can usually be found at her laptop with her faithful basset hound Murray at her feet, hard at work on her first novel.

The Importance of Hating Your Own Writing

Every revision has its own character. There’s the first messy revision, during which you try to cull from the confusing mass of pages some sort of a narrative. The second brings with it massive structural changes (in my case, cutting…