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.

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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.

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My most popular class returns this fall: Back to Basics: Exploring the Elements of Creative Writing. Each week we will review one major storytelling element using fun writing exercises and lessons. This writing class is hosted online through The Loft Literary Center.

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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.

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Welcome!

Welcome! You made it! Please have a look around. Soon, I’ll be offering creative writing courses right here What do you think about the new design and format? What kinds of courses would you be interested in?

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7 Books I Want to Read Again

Whenever I finish one book, I often find myself with the delicious dilemma of choosing which one will be the next taken off my shelves. But my to-read list has grown longer than my to-do list. (Darn you, Goodreads!) So, why would I reread books? Sometimes I want to...

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All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence that you know.

Ernest Hemingway

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