Category Archives: Writing

An Unfinished Essay about Unfinished Essays

It boggles my mind why someone like Roxanne Gay can seem to write and publish so many essays, yet I can’t finish one. She must endlessly think about interesting things in general. It isn’t because I don’t read, I do. I read … Continue reading

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That MFA Look

  When I tell people I am getting my Masters they smile and asked “What in?” I smile back and say, “An MFA in Creative Writing.” Then they looked confused. “What will you do with that?” “I can teach if … Continue reading

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Muse Came in Late Summer

I went on my summer break in May. I planned to work on my novel all summer and emerge in September with a finished first draft of my spectacular book. The reality was I had to de-compress from the whirl … Continue reading

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The Writers Guides to !!!!

The Writers Digest Conference had a booksellers table. I got several books on the craft including Steven James’ very useful text, Troubleshooting Your Novel and his other book Story Trumps Structure. I also purchased Windy Lynn Harris’ book Writing & Selling … Continue reading

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Writers Digest Conference 2017 – Final

  Today was the final day of the conference. There were only 2 sessions as opposed to Saturday where there were 6.   I saw some of the same people for a 2nd workshop. Among my favorites was Steven James. … Continue reading

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Writers Digest Conference 2017

This was my first time going to this conference. I’ve been reading about it for years, but forget and then when I discover it again, it has passed.  This year I remembered early enough and was able to attend. For … Continue reading

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TV is a Time Suck For Writers…right?

I was all set to write a post that was an argument for watching some TV. I am currently reading Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. She has a chapter in … Continue reading

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