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  • I totally understand your frustration with social media. I just braved the social...rin advised me, you have to shift hats as a writer, shifting from creative mode to business mode. My main apprehension is maki...
  • I understand that this discussion was about breaking through your own self-imposed limits, and that's a great message to remember. I'm a great believer in self-relianc...
  • Congrats!!! Activism/SJ education is so needed on our college campuses! I teach a 4000 level class I created called "Us & Them: Social Justice Issues." I focus on...
  • Amen. The main thing an MFA offers is time to write. If you take your writing seriously, you will make the choices you need to make to fit writing into your day, every...
  • Yes, we cut that main artery and bleed all over the page. A frightening process. Unbiased introspection is one of the hardest things to do. Without it, any writing is...
  • Long descriptions of what each character looks like are better left to the old masters, such as Dickens. However, I'd like some idea of what the main characters look l...
  • I was a fiction editor at NORTHWEST REVIEW. We had 6-8 associate editors, divided up the manuscripts every week (10-20 short stories per reader), read each and every o...
  • The best advice I got on memoir was from Brooke's webinars on memoir. It helped me completely reshape my book. The main takeaways I got were, "What are you teaching in...
  • Hi again. It's a little difficult for me to advise as I haven't seen the MS, but if you're not writing flashback in the present tense, it's important to make the even...
  • I used to use character sheets but that changed to my clipping pictures from magazines and later to my remembering certain physical characteristics and developing thei...