Month: September 2011

A Late Post of Accountability

It’s Wednesday! Which really means not much except: get through it. However, even though I’m not keeping up with the mentor posting and, instead, am focusing on my own writing…means I still need to keep up with the posts of accountability. So, here’s what I’ve done since posting last: 1. Three chapters of The Line.…

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Difficult Decision!

Hey guys, I’m afraid that this’ll be my last post for a while. I do have a few already scheduled to go up down the line…but after some heavy consideration, I’ve decided that I need to spend more time on my writerly writing. As you can imagine, following up on the mentors and reading/researching, etc.…

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Hang-up Awareness

After an interesting bout during a critique meeting, a few of my writers group buddies and I discussed our hang-ups in fiction. Basically, we asked ourselves: during a critique is there anything that you, personally, cannot get past or overlook in another writer’s submission – and it’s an entirely personal reaction, not something like comma-use or story…

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Answering Questions with Questions

Perhaps you noticed in the introductory post on Atwood, during her interview with Bill Moyers, that Atwood answers a lot of questions with more questions. Moyers asks something like “Are the myths true?” and Atwood answers something like “What is true?” The interviews with Atwood that I’ve found online are all like this. A question…

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Legacies and Jack Kerouac

Today, we say farewell to Jack Kerouac as a mentor. (“Farewell, Jack!”) However, just because we have to say goodbye doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to explore Kerouac’s legacy. If you’re a writer (and if you’re reading this, I bet that you are in some way, shape, or form) there’s a more formal place…

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