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At AWP in February, one of the best panels I attended was titled “What’s a PhD in Creative Writing Worth?” The conclusions I drew after hearing each panelist speak were:
A) You should only get a PhD in Creative Writing if you plan to teach and [...]
Today I’d like to introduce Writerland Works, original works written for Writerland readers. This week Teresa K. Miller, author of the poetry collection Sped, writes about “Getting Unstuck” as a writer.
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Twenty minutes down the dirt road from San Gerardo, the downpour breached every seam in my jacket, and [...]
Yesterday my five-year-old son opened his fortune cookie, and together we read:
“You have a strong potential for success.”
“What is success?” he wanted to know. Avoiding the temptation to whip out my smart phone and read him the Merriam Webster definition, I began:
“Well, if you want to bake a cake, and your [...]
Happy Saturday! It’s time for the first Writerland Challenge Check-In. For those of you who are on Twitter, I have created a list of all the Twitter challengers who gave me their handles. If you are on Twitter and are not yet on the list, leave your Twitter handle below in comments, and I [...]
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Let’s Set Our Own Writing Goals This Month
Yesterday marked the first day of the 15th annual National Novel Writing Month, and I wish all participants the very best success. Today marks the first [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway for a copy of Tom Barbash’s Stay Up With Me! Some of your favorite short stories are:
“Claudia’s Cheeks” by Catherine Travel “Ask Me If I Care” by Jennifer Egan “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery [...]
First, I want to announce that the winner of the BlogHer ’13 swag and copy of Guy Kawasaki’s ebook APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, is … ANNE ALLEN!
Congratulations, Anne! Please email me your mailing address so I can send you your swag!
Now I want to talk a little about craft and how [...]