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The Secret to Writing Great Description

There is a new series that I can’t recommend highly enough: Between the Lines, hosted by Kelly Corrigan. She interviewed 16 notable authors including Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, and Imbolo Mbue to find out what story means to them, why they are storytellers, and...

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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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Friday Five

It's been too long since I've shared a Friday Five! Here are some things that caught my interest recently. 1.Someday, a two-minute video from The Minimalists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t25KAGnEVLg&w=560&h=315   2. Georgia O'Keeffe.  The Brooklyn Museum has...

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Seven Books I Can’t Wait to Read

The stacks of books on my nightstand grow ever taller, but here are a few books I just can't wait to read. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng.  Well, thank goodness for this. Celeste Ng's new book will be out in September. It's so far away, the cover image isn't...

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Be Your Own Hero

If you've been a writer for more than five minutes, no doubt you've been introduced to Joseph Campbell's work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. (If not, consider this your introduction. You're welcome.) Campbell combines psychology with mythology to uncover the...

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

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