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Wrangling the Muse

I started writing fiction in 2009.  My neighborhood friend, Nancy, and I decided to meet weekly- OK, I hate this post already.  Excuse me while I go munch down a few Oreos. We met weekly and exchanged ten pages of … Continue reading

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AWP 2015 Recap – Association of Writers/Writing Programs

I just spent three days in the good company of 11,999 other writerly people at the Convention Center in Minneapolis.  Our fair Twin Cities kindly provided rain, sleet, snow, and sunshine over the course of the convention.  At least Minnesota … Continue reading

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Best of 2014 is Worst of 2014

It happened slowly, insidiously, like a giant slime mold creeping in from the East Coast.  A toxic virus, invisible and deadly, infiltrated communication patterns, leaving a sickening aftertaste of disingenuity with a touch of condescension.  Yes, it’s true, folks.  ”artisan” … Continue reading

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Lost in the Words – or – This is Why My Desk Looks Like Kandinsky’s COMPOSITION VII

I love the Oberlin College alumni magazine.  I love the artwork, the articles, reminiscing about places I walked and people I knew.  I read the class notes and giggle that some (crazy) folks in my year still feel young enough … Continue reading

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Rejecting John Green – A Love Letter

Dear John Green: Thank you so much for sending along your manuscript, The Fault in Our Stars, for my consideration.  I’m afraid it is not quite right for our list at this time. You demonstrate startling insight into the teenage … Continue reading

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