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Laura McHale's Latest Blogs

Oct.24.2010 - 1:51 pm
This is from a response I just added to the Story club's discussion, "Why Do You Write Fiction?":  I write fiction and nonfiction because I don't feel whole if I'm not...
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Nov.18.2009 - 8:19 am
My story "Invasion" is featured today at Every Day Fiction, www.everydayfiction.com.  And I'm done with NaNoWriMo 2009, except for uploading the 51,248 words I've spewed...
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Oct.12.2009 - 7:17 pm
Yesterday I read "Runaway," the first story in Alice Munro's collection of the same name, and I was blown away. I've read some of her previous work, but none of it...
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Aug.31.2009 - 7:48 am
Books by Heather Gudenkauf, Thrity Umrigar and Kate Farrell
To escape from my own writing, I’ve done an extraordinary amount of reading lately. And the last three books to keep me up when I should have been sleeping were “The Space Between...
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Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Writing Essays and Memoirs
12.Oct.2009
Several months ago my husband and I went to Readers' Books in the beautiful town of Sonoma to see Adair Lara read from her latest book, Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Writing Essays...

Comments from Laura McHale

Oct.24.2010 - 1:41 pm
In response to: Why Do You Write Fiction?
I love the honesty of Lazarus Barnhill's post. I write fiction and nonfiction because I don't feel whole if I'm not...
Oct.07.2010 - 8:44 pm
In response to: The Great Canards of Creative Writing
And isn't it thrilling when you write something that has the same effect on you—when you go beyond what you ever...
Oct.05.2010 - 10:47 pm
In response to: The Great Canards of Creative Writing
Great quote, River. And I like this statement from the tvtropes website you recommend, Thaddeus: "Enjoyment comes from...
Nov.11.2009 - 8:39 pm
In response to: LET ‘EM KNOW THEY MOVED YOU
Thanks for sharing this, Lynn. I think it's far too easy for most of us to underestimate just how much we can help...
Aug.10.2009 - 1:55 pm
In response to: Unsettling comfort
Thanks for your comment, Lynn. It is a pleasure to be gettng to know you. I loved the workshop; it was dynamic, deeply...