Writer, Editor & Instructor

Jacquelin Cangro is an experienced freelance writer, editor, and workshop leader. Jackie is the editor of the essay collection The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York (Plume). Her short stories and articles have been published in literary journals and magazines. She helps writers craft their work through classes, one-on-one editing, and coaching.

Good stories are a combination of the three Cs—curiosity, connection, and conscious attention. These are your greatest assets as a writer. I invite you to make the most of these resources to ask the most important questions all storytellers should ask.

Need a creative boost in 2018? My online class The Writer’s Muse: Explorations in Creativity will help you sharpen your writing practice by cultivating your curiosity and powers of observation to get words on the page. Class begins January 24 for 6 weeks.

I love editing. I love working with writers to help them polish their manuscripts. I love digging into a story to dust off the dirt and find the gem buried beneath. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just getting started, see how I can help you make your story sing.

How to Find the Best Writing Group for You

There is a writing group to fit every need. There are heavy-duty critique groups that provide written feedback MFA-style. (I was a member of one that had by-laws and a mission statement. It was intense.) There are casual online groups that allow you to email pages...

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Your 2018 Writing Resolutions

Whether you love New Year's resolutions or love to hate them, the start of a fresh calendar is a good time to take stock in the past year and think about where you want to go in the next. I've become a convert to the benefits of writing resolutions. Setting writing...

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31 Days of Writing Inspiration

I love this time of year. The twinkle lights. The egg nog. The holiday movies I wrap myself in like a cozy blanket. But by the end, I'm drained. I'm usually running on empty and limping across the start line that is the new year. It takes me a while to recover and...

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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