Do you ever wonder if your writing is good enough? Like, every day? Do you sometimes wonder whether it’s not the publishing industry but YOU that is the problem? That maybe you don’t have it in you to succeed as a writer? That maybe you should have gone to law school after all? You could, […]
Sorry for the absence this month. After completing a big editing job, I spent last week planning field trips, coloring and hiding eggs, and designing scavenger hunts. This week the kids were on spring break, so I decided—in addition to having them home all week—that I would paint half the interior of the house. Mission […]
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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 […]
People often ask me, “Will you let you daughter (who is now 4) model when she grows up?” So I decided to make a video to answer the question. If you like it, please share it with your friends!
*To make a three-minute digital story of your own, visit the Center for Digital Storytelling‘s […]
One day I mentioned to my graphic designer friend Alta Peterson that I had never backed up my blog. This was her response:
OMG you have never backed up??? This is bad…
But of the 5 quatrillion (quatrillion isn’t a real number but it sounds HUGE, doesn’t it?) blog posts I’ve read about blogging, […]
It’s that time of year again—time to set your leprechaun traps, get your green on, and make your Irish soda bread! In memory of my mother, who left us 17 years ago this week, the easiest and best Irish soda bread ever:
4 c flour 1 1/2 t baking soda 1 […]
I am woefully behind on everything this month after going out of town for three long weekends in a row. I took a lot of notes at AWP, however, and will be writing several blog posts as a result, one of which is “Is it Worth It to Get an PhD in Creative Writing?” I […]
For anyone going to AWP, I will mostly be workshop hopping and wandering around the Bookfair. Follow me on Twitter @meghancward as I tweet my workshops with the hashtag #AWP14. And email me at meghan @meghanward.com if you will be there and want to meet up!