The Rambling Writer Joins the Pulpwood Queen Book Club

Since retiring from teaching creative writing, I have not missed the teetering piles of stories and revisions of stories and revisions of revisions of stories to critique, but I find that I do miss leading workshops and mostly Talking About … Continue reading

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Supporting a New Writer: Flexibility

“Moving ahead, though, this is a good time to talk about where to connect with other writers, how to use social media, the benefits/drawbacks of face-to-face, what to look for in a group, workshops — which ones, pitfalls, etc. And … Continue reading

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Supporting a New Writer: Connecting

Effie Seiberg: Depending on what kind of writing you’re doing, and where you are geographically, there are a number of ways to find kindred spirits. Conventions: Whether conventions or conferences, I found these to be an invaluable resource for meeting … Continue reading

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Revision — A Path to Better Writing or an Excuse to Never Finish?

“What’s new?” I asked my friend, a young(er) writer. “I finished my book!” she said radiating both relief and excitement. “Finished, how? Finished, as in rough draft? Revision? Ready to send to your critique group?” “This is like the eighth … Continue reading

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