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Writing Begins With the Breath

I’m trying to get through Writing Begins With the Breath by Laraine Herring before school starts. I know I was supposed to read Spunk & Bite but I was kind of bored by it. I’ll go back to it soon, … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love: Film Review

Check out this review of Eat, Pray, Love on the Non Skweeter blog. Apparently the movie was just as bad as the book and for many of the same reasons. Also pointed out in this review are some of the … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love…SERIOUSLY?

I received the above in my email this evening. Remember when I said that I hated Eat, Pray, Love and was sick of it being in my face. Well here you go, I rest my case. On a side note, … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love…when will it end

I read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert for a class last semester. I got to choose a nonfiction work to read and write a craft essay on. I have to say that I hated the book and don’t understand … Continue reading

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Don’t Put All of Your Eggs Into One Basket

So I’ve written about the importance of letting manuscripts go and I’ve also written about not sending them out until they are ready/you’ve completed the project. Today, as I prepared a submission for Creative Nonfiction, I realized how important it … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Fiction 2010

I was excited when I received a fiction supplement from the Atlantic. There’s so much talk about literary journals and the death of publishing, yet a big magazine has printed an eighty-four page fiction supplement. This has to be a … Continue reading

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The Push to Publish

I finished a piece in my creative nonfiction class last semester that I felt was my best work. I think it could be part of a larger work, possibly even a full length memoir. The push to publish is so … Continue reading

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Book Review: When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Today’s book review was brought you by writer E.M. Samuelson and the letter Q: There’s always one person in a crowd who would willing admit that they once groped a man in a club and later realized it wasn’t their … Continue reading

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Are you supporting your fellow authors?

The demise of literary journals has been at the forefront of the media for a couple of years now. As a writer, this represents the loss of possible markets for my work. Several journals have closed, others have turned to … Continue reading

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A Clever Fix to an Umm…. Uncomfortable Title

Have you ever been embarrassed to read a book in public because of the title and/or cover art? As someone who has dabbled in erotica, I find this a common problem. Kevin Sampsell, author of A Common Pornography: A Memoir … Continue reading

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