Writer, Editor & Instructor

Jacquelin Cangro is a seasoned book editor, workshop leader, and writing coach. She provides guidance, inspiration, feedback, and accountability for dedicated fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. Jackie has helped dozens of gifted authors work toward their goals.

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Find Your Writer’s Voice

When I was a writing student, one of my professors said, “Once you find your voice, this story will really shine.” As if, like my house keys, I'd simply misplaced my voice and would find it again somewhere I least expected it like inside the freezer or behind a potted...

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How to Overcome Writer’s Burnout

Last summer I'd just put the finishing touches on a short story when the idea for a new story was brewing. I was in the early planning stages, uncovering the characters and developing their stories. I had a solid plan of where the plot would take them. Then suddenly,...

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Why “Show, Don’t Tell” Is All Wrong

If you've been writing for more than five minutes, you've heard this old saw: Show, don't tell. There is value in this message—whether you're writing a short story, novel or memoir. But I think the takeaway gets overpowered by the mantra. Let's dig into what it really...

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

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