Essay Writing

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What is an essay?

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Where do you publish?

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I Need Advice, Please

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Comment by Liane Carter on April 5, 2012 at 1:31pm

I'm honored to have an essay at HuffPo today as part of their series marking National Autism Awareness Month.


Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on April 1, 2012 at 7:29am

Hello, everyone. I am pleased to invite you to visit my new website, Writing Women's Lives, and to read my latest blog, a review of Sarah Weddington's memoir A Question of Choice.


Comment by Julie Farrar on March 31, 2012 at 1:47pm

Got courage to submit another essay this week

Two blog posts to share

How to join a revolution . . .


10 things to do instead of seeing Hunger Games

Comment by Michele Whitney on March 28, 2012 at 9:38pm

Greetings all, my latest creative nonfiction essay is published in the April 2012 issue of the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. You can find it here:

Adventures With a Vanishing Grandma

Enjoy! :-)

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on March 27, 2012 at 9:40am

Glad "Mad Men" is back; even gladder their behavior has waned. Read: Office of the Future: No More Mad Men

Comment by Julie Farrar on March 23, 2012 at 7:11am

This week I ask the question How Does Our Garden Grow? (not a gardening blog)

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on March 21, 2012 at 7:04am
Comment by Julija Sukys on March 20, 2012 at 1:53am

Of the publishing industry’s four major trade (the other three includeKirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal) magazines, Adelle Waldman writes at Slate that “Publishers Weekly, or PW, is the biggie—it plays Coke to Kirkus‘ Pepsi.” A “'starred’ review in PW still increases a book’s chance of getting media coverage and showi... These also determine which books Amazon promotes. A starred review indicates a book of outstanding quality.

Imagine my pleasure when I came across a starred review of my book. 

Comment by Julie Farrar on March 18, 2012 at 12:14pm

@Lorraine - thanks for drawing my attention to The Red Room.  That's a neat place.  As for being addicted to a byline, I'm hoping I have enough to find out what that addiction is like.  Here's one of my first.  I submitted a travel essay to the 6th Annual Solas Awards and was shocked when I earned "best in category" for the piece.  Now I think I'm hooked on this writing and by-line business.  Read it here:

Comment by Nancy Mueller on March 15, 2012 at 7:49pm

One of my favorite holidays is coming right up:


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