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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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Fall and Full Residency

I’m so glad that fall is finally here. For some reason, I like gray skies and drizzly rain more than the heat of summer. Of course, living in Colorado, fall is a very short season. This weekend, I’m buried under … Continue reading

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Meta-narrative and Talking Things Out

I ended up turning in a series of fragments for my memoir piece. I numbered them to keep things separate but couldn’t really find the thread that connected it all. Each time I sat down to write, I would come … Continue reading

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Struggling

So I need a minimum of eight pages for my creative nonfiction independent study tomorrow. I’ve been writing, almost everyday for the last five days. I start on an idea but don’t seem to have enough to sustain it. 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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Spunk & Bite

I finished my last summer class today. I’ve decided to spend the twenty glorious days off reading, writing, and crocheting. First up is Spunk & Bite: A Writer’s Guide to Bold Contemporary Style by Arthur Plotnik. If you’ve been following … Continue reading

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Busy Busy Summer

I just finished a two week intensive course and I’m exhausted. I love being able to earn three credit hours in two weeks but it truly takes the full two weeks. I just submitted my last assignment and I’m looking … 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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