Essay Writing

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What is an essay?

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Comment by Rossandra White on July 12, 2013 at 5:23pm

Has anybody submitted an essay to L.A. Affairs? Do you know how it takes for them to respond? I just sent a stand-alone from my memoir, Loveyoubye, to be published by SWP in Spring. Just blogged about it

Comment by Amanda K. Jaros on July 12, 2013 at 4:48pm

Shouldn't we all take a course or something, Lucille!  :)  but it sounds like you are doing pretty well without one!

Comment by Lucille Joyner on May 29, 2013 at 8:09am

Thank you, Amanda. I really appreciate your response. It's etched in stone now that I received a certified check for $250 from Catharsis Journal. It's really unbelievable considering that I never thought of myself as a writer. I was a musician on the NY scene, and along the way, I kept being pulled aside by people who wanted me to write for them. Catharsis wanted submissions on Creativity, And How It Influenced Your Life. My last line was, "In the past, I saw music everywhere. Now I see stories." A better ending might have been, "In the past I was a Musician who loved writing. Today I am a Writer who loves music."  (Shouldn't I take a course, or something?) 


Comment by Marilyn Bousquin on May 29, 2013 at 6:51am

A few thoughts about conscious writing in my blog post On Patience: Writing, Radiation, and Roses at Writing Women's Lives.

Comment by Amanda K. Jaros on May 21, 2013 at 9:37am

Congrats Lucille!!

Comment by Lucille Joyner on May 17, 2013 at 8:56am

After a long period of silence, suddenly a flurry of responses, three, in fact.

1) Emily's Mysterious Disappearance will be published in Clever Magazine in their June issue.

2) The Piano Sale will be shown in the next issue of Yeah Write Review!

3) I won 2nd Place in a contest and will be in the first publication of Catharsis Journal in the Fall.

Please, somebody congratulate me before I pass out.

Comment by Chelise Stroud on April 27, 2013 at 10:01pm

Personal essays, getting as personal as you can get... Ink Splattered Soul

Comment by Emiliana Martín on April 5, 2013 at 11:02pm

Join me for the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party! Visit my welcome page created especially for UBP party goers. I include a suggested sampling that give you a sense of Boricua Confidential. Will you join me?

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Comment by Emiliana Martín on March 11, 2013 at 2:22pm

Suicide: Breaking Through

Today marks the seventh anniversary of my husband's funeral AND my cousin's suicide. I've learned the reason for suicide began long before my first attempt and, as it turns out, also is true for my cousin.

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