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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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Book Writing Tips

Writing a full-length book is what I call ‘long-distance writing.’ Unlike blog posts, essays, poems, or stories, a book spans time—anywhere from three months to three years, and in some cases, many years. Thus, a bit of psychic preparation is … Continue reading

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Every Writer Deserves an Editor

Every writer deserves an editor. I first heard this sentence when I was working as an editor of a women’s magazine, and the moment came for me to edit a column by a writer whose work I had long admired. … Continue reading

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