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What I’m Digging Right Now #7

These films equate to a nonfiction lover’s Avengers series. In each one our hero goes against some serious odds and comes out the other side penning Supreme Court dissents, producing music and art, or scorching the tennis court. Continue reading

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What I Read this Summer

In no particular order: Orange, Tommy. There There (This book is exquisite). Kaling, Mindy. Why Not Me? (Not quite as good as her first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? but that’s an awfully high bar). Albertine, Viv. Clothes, … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway!

I’m hosting a giveaway of California Calling: A Self-Interrogation this week to celebrate my friend Natalie Singer’s birthday. Yay! To enter for a chance to win, click on the link here and follow Natalie’s Amazon author page. The giveaway will … Continue reading

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Q: Do I need connections to find an agent?

Q: Do I need connections to find an agent? A: No, you can find an agent without connections, but you do need to be prepared before you initiate the search. Here are some guidelines: 1) You need to be at … Continue reading

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Q: Can I have it all?

Another great anonymous question from one of my students… Q: Is it reasonable to think I can do grad school/kids/job all at the same time? To be honest, I haven’t done exactly that. I did one grad degree when I … Continue reading

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What Will My Family Think?

I just finished my quarter as the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Seattle University. I hadn’t taught college-age students in a long time and was a bit nervous, but they were so, so engaged. So willing to dig in. So brave. And … Continue reading

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Jennifer Haupt: Create Rituals to Keep the Faith in Your WIP

Hi Readers, I greatly enjoyed this post about keeping the faith by Jennifer Haupt and hope you will too. Jennifer’s debut novel In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (Central Avenue Press) is available now. In Seattle? Jennifer Haupt will be … Continue reading

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Hello? It’s CALIFORNIA CALLING!

This week I had the pleasure to interview my dear friend and new author, Natalie Singer, on the publication of her new memoir, California Calling, a gorgeous coming-of-age story that takes a hard look at what it means to grow up … Continue reading

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What I’m Digging Right Now #6

Insecure! You guys, I’m so excited! I found a show I want to binge on. I’m always hearing about bingeing and I’ve only had a few shows that I’ve liked well enough to really want to devour them*. I can’t … Continue reading

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Amy Lemmon’s 26-Minute Memoir

The 26-Minute Memoir is back! I have a big backlog of wonderful 26-Minute Memoirs that readers of Writing Is My Drink have sent me over the last two years, and I’m going to start posting them here again. Here to … Continue reading

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