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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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Triptych: Elizabeth Corcoran Murray’s “Convenience”

Hi Readers, As I said in the original post about the triptych, I’ve been teaching my memoir students the triptych form over the last few years.  During the first drafts, I encourage writers to use a one-word title that announces … Continue reading

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The Triptych: Abigail Carter’s Dating 101

Hi Readers, As I said in the original post about the triptych, I’ve been teaching my memoir students the triptych form over the last few years.  During the first drafts, I encourage writers to use a one-word title that announces … Continue reading

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The Triptych: Susan Bruzas’ “Birth”

Hi Readers, As I said in the original post about the triptych, I’ve been teaching my memoir students the triptych form over the last few years.  During the first drafts, I encourage writers to use a one-word title that announces … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Jennifer Crowder: Discovering a Revision Secret

Hi All, When my former student Jennifer Crowder told me about how she finally found a way to revise a story she’d be working on for several years (hey, it happens), I asked her if she’d share her experience with … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Quit My Night Job

“Don’t quit your day job!” Is that not the most annoying expression ever? Why don’t they simply shout: “Stay small!” For me, my day job is sitting at home in a ratty sweatshirt, writing and sometimes preparing to teach. And … Continue reading

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Introducing White Girl in Black Face blogger, Meadow Braun

I’m thinking about voice these days. I’m always drawn to the ineffable, that which defies description. And writing a book with the subtitle “A Field Guide for Finding Your Own Voice” is my latest foray into the ineffable. Voice is … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Wendy Hinman Reports on the Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference

A SHOT OF INSPIRATION The energy level at a writing conference is addictive. I always learn so much that sets my head spinning.  By Saturday night of the Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, I am not sure whether what kept me … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Candace Walsh, Editor of Dear John, I Love Jane

As an editor and writer, I can’t think of anything more fun than editing an anthology about a subject I’m passionate about. Why? In the passion exists curiosity, and that curiosity is fed every time I read a submission. I … Continue reading

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