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I'd like some comments from people in this group who've published creative nonfiction. When I see contests that have that category in the list, I'm often unable to find a way to tell whether they want a good narrative piece or want it to read like a novel with the characters telling the story and little narration. Of course, I look for previous winners and whatever other info may be tracked down. I love narrative writing, but the works I've had published were all character driven because that's what the publisher wanted. I'd like your advice.
Remembering the USS Arizona Memorial on its 50th anniversary:
She Writer Anjali Enjeti has a fab new column on her blog: she's asking writers one question: When Do You Write? My answer -- as someone who Writes while Parenting -- joined the conversation this week. Would love to hear from other SheWriters: When do YOU write? http://shestartedit.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/when-do-you-write-saya...
@Anna - I just came from the 1st nonfiction writing conference at Ashland University this past weekend. We discussed many of those questions you had about definition of the essay/journalism/memoir. They will probably have a second annual one, so you should watch for it.
While at the conference I didn't have time to come here and post, so here are a couple
http://www.traveling-through.com/2012/05/ohio-is-getting-bit-squirr... -- playing with language
http://www.traveling-through.com/2012/05/river-teeth-and-robert-atw... -- defining "nonfiction"
and on the way home I slowed down to see some quilt barns -- a melding of two American icons http://www.traveling-through.com/2012/05/barn-quilts-of-champaign-c...
I'm looking into ways to get my work into the wider world, and I'm also thinking about what differentiates chapter and essay, creative nonfiction and journalism, and whether my blog posts are essays (I think they are). Here's my latest co-written piece. It's at The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anna-leahy/spacex-launch-internationa....
Was playing a writing game that required me to think of things that start with J. Find out why and how it led me to France
@Melissa -- a great piece. When I was teaching I tried to get my students to understand that I don't give an A for effort. Their boss won't give them a raise just for showing up. It's just a fact of life, no cheering section follows us around in our daily lives.
Today I wrote about 5 books that inspired me to blog and to travel well. What books inspire your writing (or travel)?
This is only my second essay that has ever been published in a amagazine, and I ran around the house dancing like a crazy woman this morning. I am so thankful to have a community here at SheWrites to share with and celebrate. I need *comments* on the La Family site so that I have a chance to continue writing essays for them. I wrote about how life after college certainly is not what I expected it to be, but it is Imperfectly Grand. Thanks for checking it out and commenting. Have a blessed day. :)
I will always take care of my children. Read "Not One of The 'Girls'"http://t.co/z5nChHYV
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