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  • I don't have an MFA. My bachelor's degree is in journalism and my master's degree is i...it comes to fiction writing, I think the school of life is as important as any mode of formal education. That sai...
  • My stories always start with "what if?" and they go from there. The basic characters seem to spring wholecloth from my mind. Almost always, they have a personality alr...
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  • Great post, Emily! I've struggle with this quesiton myself on a regular basis. I have a bout of impostor syndrome every time I tell someone I'm a writer.   But for me,...
  • Yeeeees, thank you for sharing! You state things so clearly that I can really nod too,...t my instincts as a paid writer (which have been set to "panic and desperation mode" for a few months) have been...
  • Kelly -- Thanks so much for this description of your journalistic-memoiristic mode.  All fascinating.  I think it...