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Jim Ciletti and the Writer’s Journal

I had a wonderful two days at Author Fest of the Rockies. I learned so much and was able to make some great connections. I’ll be posting on the seminars over the next few weeks so bear with me. Day … Continue reading

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Ivy League…Me?

I’ve been looking around at full-residency schools and have found a lot of great programs. One of my top picks is the University of Notre Dame. They only accept 5-6 students in the fall but they provide full funding. I … Continue reading

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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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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 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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Brainstorming

I’ve been asked to do an independent study with the chair of the creative writing program. This couldn’t come at a better time as I am looking at MFA programs. Most of them require 20-30 pages of prose. Although this … Continue reading

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AWP Day 2

Well, I was excited about going to see Martin Espada at the AWP conference but when it was time to get up I didn’t. Instead we slept in and went to the Denver Art Museum. I felt a little guilty … Continue reading

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Hooray for Spring Break!

Photo from http://www.radiotimes.com/shows/boston-legal/ Spring Break is finally here. That means only six weeks left of this insane course load. It’s my fault, I signed up for four English classes. I’m taking a couple of classes this summer but they are … Continue reading

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Blocks

I started this week with a great writing meeting. Every so often, I meet with friends from last summer’s creative nonfiction class. I was pretty happy that we actually talked about writing this time, normally we just socialize. Anyway, we … Continue reading

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