"I really needed to respond to this piece out of guilt. As a teacher of writing, I tell my students that outlining is everything. Without an outline, you have no plan, no path. As a writer, I never outline. I suppose I have an…"
"When I'm stuck, I simply let it run its course. The more I fight it, the worse it gets. So I just don't write. I do everything not to write. Of course, if a deadline is near, this method doesn't work all the time,…"
"This entire concept always intrigues me. Debates about whether or not to earn an MFA abound, and the one idea I always come back to is that the MFA experience is important for a writer because of the experience itself; the classes and the…"
"My husband, a marathon poetry reading where I can scribble in a notebook, new notebooks with crisp pages, snuggling under blankets on snowy days, large paintings on concrete gallery walls, a walk through New York City in Autumn, a walk through my…"
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Christina M. Rau is the founder and director of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island, NY. She teaches full time in the Nassau Community College English department where she also serves as editor-in-chief of The Nassau Review. When she's not writing poetry, blogging, or grading papers, she's watching really bad reality tv and is only a little bit ashamed.
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All my books remain on my hard drive as every ms that has been accepted by a publisher has never come to fruition. The publishers go belly up as soon as they accept my stuff. I try not to think of that as an omen.
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Let me be one of the first to welcome you to this terrific site and if you are into memoir, come to this site and join up. I won't hammer you with emails and you will get hours of free teachings on writing. XO Jennifer