Category Archives: workshops

Networking

Conferences are a great way to figure out where your writing stands in the scheme of things. They’re also a way to add to your list of writing friends and find a agent for your next project. I’m one of … Continue reading

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Everything old is new again…..

Okay, it’s an old, old story. Life gets in the way, creates a space that doesn’t want you to write. You hurt your hand, or in my case your shoulder. It’s hard enough to keep doing the work that pays … Continue reading

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About My Last Workshop

Another installment…. When the book is published (I’ve decided to take an optimistic view), lots of teachers and students from Hopkins will be able to say that they helped me. I’d entered the program to work on Bad Luck Companion and I … Continue reading

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New Fiction Workshop

In my last post I explained how I started this blog with material from my diary called Surviving a Graduate Writing Program.  The saga continues…. This workshop was comprised of seasoned students. Five of them I knew, three from previous … Continue reading

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Going Back to Graduate School

If you’ve read my earlier posts, you know that I received my MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Having some distance has given me some perspective as well as helped me understand that writing programs have a hard … Continue reading

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Getting Together With Other Writers

So we talked about choosing a topic and strategies for preparing you to write every day. But there’s also a social aspect to Nanowrimo. There are all sorts of forums that you can access on the nanowrimo.org site which I did the … Continue reading

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Trying to Make a Story “Literary”

The material that was the first chapter I submitted for the workshop was actually the first half of the last chapter of a previous draft of the book. The chapter was very dark: my main character had been wounded and … Continue reading

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