Tiferet Talk Host Melissa Studdard speaks with fabulous poet and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock about a variety of topics, including her newly released book,…Continue
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In a couple of weeks, Hedgebrook’s second Vortext Salon for women writers will take place on Whidbey Island: three extraordinary days of workshops and conversation, in a beautiful setting, led by six renowned writers and teachers: Dorothy Allison, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth George, Jane Hamilton, Ruth Ozeki and Gail Tsukiyama.
Vortext was just a gleam in Karen Joy Fowler’s eye a year ago, when she came to us with…Continue
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I finished my novel, Halcyon Days, last month. I am lucky to have some beta readers who have been great help in getting me to zero on what the novel is REALLY about, and let me tell you, I have been rather shocked by what my unconscious mind has dished out.
When I started this project, I thought it was going to be a YA novel about a teenage werewolf, Genny, living in a crappy trailer with her younger siblings and her moody uncle Clayton. She struggles with a bad reptuation in…Continue
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I have written over 25 novels. Each one starts with voices in my head. By the time a book is done, I know every inflection, tonal change and speech pattern of every character. So, when I had the opportunity to create the audio versions of Hostile…
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I’ve always had an active imagination; I was the kid who could be left alone in my room for hours, totally immersed in whatever story I had concocted for my My Little Ponies. But when I went through some trauma in middle school, imagination filled a new role for me. Essentially, it allowed me to cope with a world that didn’t meet many of my needs, in which I didn’t feel like a whole person. There was something so complete and gratifying in the places I went in my imagination that I spent…Continue
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(This piece first appeared in the Brattleboro Commons in commemoration of Armed Services Day, May 18, 2013)
Now that qualified women can enter combat officially, it’s a good time to remember the many roles women have played during wartime, whether military or civilian.
Writer Frank Moore dubbed classical women during the Civil War…
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You know you have. I'm running two writing workshops, in June and July, in the "quiet corner" of CT about 2.5 hours from NYC and 1.5 hours from Boston. The 2 day weekend workshop will be held in an amazing waterside gazebo (glass floor! straddling a stream!), and after the workshop, participants will have full use of the 6 acre property for revising, swimming, kayaking and dreaming. I've taught personal essay for more than a decade at Media Bistro and also teach at CUNY J-School; I was the…Continue
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Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, presented the results of his 2013 survey at the RT Booklovers convention in Kansas City recently. There are some interesting facts for all of us writers. Take a look at my post for more.
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Many of life’s treasures remain constant in the state of simplicity—a lesson that author Molly Friedenfeld learned when she began her journey in search of ancient wisdom. When Friedenfeld moved from her head down to her heart, it became clear: Love is simple. Truth is simple.…Continue
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Ahhh ... loving the morning re: working on new book ... series of novellas about black love post the Civil War, through Reconstruction ... First book (working on today) -- New Country: The Lawtons. I pray God guide me on this journey; for He knows this one was not conceived by me, rather planted ...…
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The Rangers and the Bruins played hockey this afternoon. I watched the game at my brother’s apartment, on his giant TV. He and his wife have a very cute apartment and such a comfortable sofa, and it’s a great place to sprawl and relax. I’m not a sports fan, but it was rainy and chilly out and I felt like spending some time over there. But, last night, their neighbor was murdered. The man who lived next door to them at their garden apartment complex, the man who shared the…Continue
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See how having great sex with a Portuguese man turned me into the Girlfriend Mom over at the Huffington Post.
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Today's introduction to poet, memoirist, playwright, nonfiction writer, and musician Joy Harjo includes a video of her performance of her famous 'Eagle Song':
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Aspired Writer is hosting a Double Barrage today
Going after the Heart by Kristen Beairsto, a contemporary romance I read in the beginning of the year. Great romance that keeps you well entertained. Come on over and read more about the author and an excerpt from the book and you can win too. How awesome is…Continue
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Do you know that I discovered a very interesting fact today? That a total of close to 4 lac Indian men and boys are searching (just on Google) for ways of, what is known (in India) as “proposing a girl”.* Now that’s quite some number.
So are you in love? Are you planning to propose to the girl of your dreams? For your benefit, in this post I’ve decided to share…Continue
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