Category Archives: Emerging Writers’ Series

Last-day-of-School Advice for Writers

My two yearlong classes met for their final class meetings this week. We still have our class readings ahead (Many thanks to University Bookstore and Elliott Bay Book Company), but the classroom work is officially behind us. A number of … Continue reading

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Find Your Writer’s Voice in 2014

Hi Readers, This post “Find Your Writer’s Voice in 2014” was really popular on Huffington Post this week, so I thought I’d put it up here on Drink–just in case you missed it. Just 12 days until my event Bird … Continue reading

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Find Your Tribe; Find Your Voice.

Miles Davis once said, “Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself.” And while Davis was talking about music, the very same could be said about writing. Part of what I found … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Writing Is My Drink!

Happy New Year, Readers! So many new readers have begun following Writing Is My Drink in the last month that I wanted to post a special welcome to you and to share some Writing Is My Drink news with all … Continue reading

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Emerging Writers’ Series: December News from Theo

Hi Readers, I just got back from Santa Fe where I had an amazing time last weekend hosting the Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive. Writers from all over the country braved all sorts of weather and travel disasters to converge for … Continue reading

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Emerging Writers’ Series: Candace Walsh on Finding Her Way as a Writer

Hi Readers, I’m really happy to be sharing Candace Walsh’s post about her down and out in New York City days as an emerging writer. I met Candace when she was editing the anthology Ask Me About My Divorce and … Continue reading

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Emerging Writers’ Series: What Louis CK Has to Teach Us

Big thanks to my friend Kellini who turned me on to this video clip last night. Louis CK talking here about his development as a writer and the role George Carlin played in that process illuminates so much of what … Continue reading

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Emerging Writers’ Series: Guest Post from Tanya Taylor Rubinstein

Hi Readers, I’m thrilled that we have Tanya Taylor Rubinstein here today to talk about her path from emerging to established writer. Tanya Taylor Rubinstein has found her niche as a personal storyteller in the genre of solo performance. As … Continue reading

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News for Emerging Writers November, 2013

Good Morning, Readers, First, a big congratulations to Leanne Goebel who was chosen by the National Association of Memoir Writers to be the recipient of the Natalie Goldberg/NAMW Scholarship to Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive. The cost of her registration fees … Continue reading

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Emerging Writers Series: Natalie Goldberg/NAMW Scholarship for Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive

Hi Readers, By the time I finally got into a writing program, I was 36, but my apprenticeship as a writer had begun a decade earlier, the beginnings of which are only clear to me now in retrospect. Back in … Continue reading

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