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    November 2017
    “I can’t remember.” “I don’t know.” “That’s personal.” When she interviewed her mother about her experiences during the Holocaust, my friend Barbara Rylko-Bauer heard those words more times than she can say.  As a daughter and as an anthropologist,...
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    October 2017
    How many readers is enough?  Five panelists at the AWP conference in Seattle (February 26-March 1, 2014) posed this question and tried to answer it.  “How many readers will it take to feel I haven’t wasted my time?”...
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    July 2016
    Fellow writers often ask me to comment on their work in progress, and I’m always looking for ideas about how to do it better.    So at the huge AWP conference in Seattle a few weeks ago (13,000 participants, 700 events), I made a...
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  • An article by Ellen Cassedy was featured
    July 2016
    How many readers is enough?  Five panelists at the AWP conference in Seattle (February 26-March 1, 2014) posed this question and tried to answer it.  “How many readers will it take to feel I haven’t wasted my time?”...
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  • An article by Ellen Cassedy was featured
    July 2016
    Speaking about my book – at bookstores and book clubs, synagogues and genealogy societies, universities, writing conferences, writing classes, and adult education centers – is one of my favorite activities as an author. Being in contact...
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  • July 2016
    Great post!  Also check out a post I wrote:  "Who Cares about Your Family Story?  Ten Tips to Ensure Readers Will Care" here on SheWrites: http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/who-cares-about-your-family-story-ten-tips-to-ensure-readers-will/edit
  • An article by Ellen Cassedy was featured
    July 2016
    Are you writing a novel about "the world as it is with an eye for how it could be”? If so, Barbara Kingsolver may have a prize for you.  Check out the submission guidelines for the PEN/Bellwether Prize (and join the...
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  • An article by Ellen Cassedy was featured
    July 2016
    Once upon a time, my favorite books were novels. All novels, all the time. In recent years, though, I’ve switched my allegiance to memoirs.    Why, I’m not sure. Because memoirs have magnificently come into their own in...
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