Author Archives: marsheiner

Writing Exercise: I Remember

Many years ago I was in a feminist theater group in which one of our exercises was to riff on the phrase “I remember…” The phrase is highly evocative, and is frequently used as a writing prompt these days. This … Continue reading

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Writing Quotations

“The writer’s business is to make up convincing human beings and create for them basic situations and actions by means of which they come to know themselves and reveal themselves to the reader.” –John Gardner “Writing is a little bit … Continue reading

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The Invisible Writer

Hey Writers! Do you feel invisible? Misunderstood? Do your friends and relatives know what you’re doing with your life? Do they think you’re some kind of dilettante? I know it’s not just me, because I’ve heard other writers complain about … Continue reading

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Book Marketing

These quotes are from a note Linked In deposited in my email box some time ago, titled, “182 Quotes About Book Marketing.” Quote freak that I am, I immediately clicked over. Here are some of the fruits of my labor–or rather, the … Continue reading

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The State of the (Publishing) Art (Again)

One of my favorite books in the groundswell of feminist writing that emerged from the 1970’s Women’s Movement was Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time. Residents in the Utopia of the story spent a good deal of their … Continue reading

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