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Jan.04.2012
With another new year ahead, my new list of writing goals is just about the same, with 2011 crossed out and 2012 written in. Sometimes we don’t accomplish everything we hope to — but that doesn’t mean we can’t re-evaluate and move on. So I thought I’d offer a few writing tips as we head into 2012 (...
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Apr.25.2011
I’m thrilled to be a guest on the fabulous Savvy Verse & Wit blog, where I share some thoughts about my writing space (complete with before and after photos!). We’re also doing a Forgetting English giveaway -- today is the last day to enter! -- so come visit and enter to win a copy of the book.
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Apr.24.2011
I’m delighted to have been a guest on Erika Dreifus’s popular and invaluable blog, Practicing Writing, this week. Erika is a contributing editor for The Writer magazine and Fiction Writers Review and an advisory board member for J Journal: New Writing on Justice. Her beautiful story collection,...
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Apr.23.2011
I’m so happy to have been a guest at Elizabeth’ Austen’s blog, writing about Thinking Like a Writer (a nice reminder for those of us who can’t manage to sit down to write as often as we’d like). Elizabeth is a poet, teacher, and performer whose most recent collection, Every Dress a Decision, has...
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Apr.22.2011
Today I’d like to thank Susan Rich, author of three beautiful books of poetry (the most recent of which, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, is a finalist for the Poetry Book of the Year award), for hosting me on her blog today. Today’s topic is Writing About Place, and I offer a few tips for how all writers...
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Apr.20.2011
I’m thrilled have been a guest blogger at Seattle’s Crab Creek Review, one of my favorite literary magazines, about putting time and space between yourself and a piece of writing (it’s true: absence really does make the heart grow fonder). Join me at the Crab Creek Review blog — and be sure to...
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Mar.22.2011
This is the first post in a new series I'm doing on book promotion — which, I have learned, makes writing look like the easy part. But as I embark on new promotion efforts for the reissue of my book, Forgetting English, I thought I'd share what I've learned along the way ... and am still learning...
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Aug.01.2009
Check out this recent post on Booksquare about quality control in electronic publishing — an interesting piece that raises concerns for readers and should raise concerns for publishers. I have to admit that of the few Kindle items I’ve read, I’ve had no complaints about quality — and as far as...
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Jul.27.2009
This is going to be one of those random posts about stuff I think is cool. First, there’s today’s LA Times blog about a unique call for submissions: editors are seeking photos of literary tattoos. By this they mean sentences or drawings that have so moved readers that they’ve permanently affixed...
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Jul.14.2009
So, I normally think of myself as pretty (okay, very) old-fashioned. I was the last person on earth, I’m convinced, to have gotten an answering machine, and about the last to get a cell phone. (Or maybe I’m just more antisocial than old-fashioned). Nine times out of ten I’ll chose a book with pages...