A Writing Life

Critique Goodness

My friend Donna Bowman Bratton is featuring her second week of interviewing writers about what makes critique groups work well. This week she interviewed Emily Kristin Anderson and Me! Check it out here.…
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Quotable Tuesday-Janet Fox

“Butt in chair”
–Jane Yolen Today’s quote comes to us from my friend and young adult author Janet Fox who says, “I love this quote because it says it all – you have to show up and do the work;…
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Not many foods are actually bittersweet. Kumquats come to mind. But not much else. Mostly when I hear the word bittersweet, I think of time and place: Leaving someplace you love after having had a really good time. Labor Day…
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We Begin Again. And Again.

Whenever I finish something, whether it is my newly minted MFA degree or a book or a play or an article, the inevitable question people ask is: “What’s next?” This question used to bug me. It seemed to miss the…
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Sunday Miscellaneous

Chris Barton and Shark v. Train strikes again Statesman book reviewer Sharyn Vane posts a notice about Chris’s upcoming signing at Book People on Saturday April 24 @ 1pm and uses the word ‘delightful.’ Vane tends towards understatement so ‘delightful’
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To Blog or Not To…

Beginning today, I will begin posting blogging tips from fellow writers. Essentially I am inviting them over to hang out with me in this blogging corner. You see, even though writers create worlds, the act of writing can be a…
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