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Maretha Menichini Botha commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"That's so true, Holly.  My problem is course, not really knowing when enough is enough, but I suppose as time goes by one gets more experienced at getting "things just right.""
Jan 31
Holly Welker commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"I love revision and always have!  It's where most of the fun is for me.  I like trying to get things just right. "
Jan 30
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Maretha Menichini Botha commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"Thank you for your advice about not letting your manuscript be seen and or sent to an agent or publisher in its "virginal state"  - whoa, did I learn the hard way.  One rejection after the other.  Now, I've just decided…"
Jan 29
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Melanie Bishop commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"Patricia, I don't think we're ever "done" really. A piece can always get better, tighter, more precise, but we surrender at some point, and say that it's good enough to be circulating it. Even this blog post has been revised…"
Jan 14
Patricia Robertson commented on the blog post 'Virginity and Potential'
"I struggle with revisions too. Sometimes feels like I spend one morning changing something just to come back in the afternoon to change it back. How do you know you are done?"
Jan 14
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Virginity and Potential

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time. A creative writing professor once suggested I’d finally written a decent short story, but he thought it needed a few more…See More
Jan 14
Melanie Bishop posted a blog post

Virginity and Potential

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time. A creative writing professor once suggested I’d finally written a decent short story, but he thought it needed a few more…See More
Jan 13
Melanie Bishop left a comment for Megan Gannon
"Tomorrow morning, SheWrites will be featuring my piece on revision. Check it out. Looking forward to reading Cumberland. Hasn't arrived in the mail yet."
Jan 13
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"Yo, Megan. Glad to see you here! "
Jan 13
Melanie Bishop left a comment for Member News
"Two years ago, SheWrites and Girls Write Now sponsored a contest for YA authors. We each entered about ten pages and I was lucky enough to be one of five winners. That book, My So-Called Ruined Life, has just been released by Torrey House Press. It…"
Jan 3
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Profile Information

Who I am:
www.prescott.edu

This is the cool school where I've been on faculty for 18 years, and where I started a magazine--Alligator Juniper.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
No published books. Two unpublished.

Publish fiction and nonfiction in literary magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction, Memoir, Screenwriting
Services I offer to other writers:
I publish about 25 writers per year through the literary magazine I founded, Alligator Juniper. And I help encourage writers by writing, along with my staff, personal rejection letters to every writer who submits work.

Biggest service is probably that I teach creative writing, and have for eighteen years.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Nope.
My professional associations:
I'm founding editor of Alligator Juniper, a national literary magazine out of Prescott College in Prescott Arizona. For the whole thirteen year history of the magazine, I've been the fiction and nonfiction editor; three times we've won the AWP Director's Prize for Undergraduate Literary Magazines.

Melanie Bishop's Blog

Virginity and Potential

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

I should confess that I have never been a fan of revision. I preach to my students about its importance, but I am loath to embark on it myself. I want what I write to be right the first time. A creative writing professor once suggested I’d finally written a decent short story, but he thought it needed…

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Information on publishing text books?

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

Is there a shewrites group for those who are writing text books?

Write this Summer in Greece: Paros, Delos, Mykonos and Santorini

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

I want to make everyone aware of a new and very exciting writing retreat experience!…

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Anyone want to go to Greece?

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At 11:37am on November 6, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Waving hello, Melanie! Thanks for the friend reach out.

 

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At 6:56pm on October 26, 2010, Rebecca Anne Salem said…
Melanie is the greatest writing teacher any girl could wish for .... :) ..... !
 
 
 

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