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Chapter 2 – Taking the Plunge

I don’t think anyone really knows if someone is talented before they’ve learned enough of the craft for it to show up in their writing. When I submitted my writing samples for admission into my program, I imagine the Hopkins … Continue reading

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Back to the Draft – Getting Started #4

I decided to keep a diary of my experiences in my writing program before I started my first class. Some writers I met had told me stories about their writing workshops or the more discrete ones had just said they didn’t like them but … Continue reading

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Are Graduate Writing Programs worth the money?

Are you snoozing? Guess I’ll end up condensing that first chapter into a paragraph or two! Not to worry. It’s been a long time since I wrote that stuff and it’s not unusual for me to junk some of my … Continue reading

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Getting Started – Part 2

     I decided to write full-length mysteries to learn, as I told myself, how to write long. I’d read that the writing became much easier after you’d written 100,000 words. No more of this writing a couple sentences or maybe … Continue reading

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Chapter 1 – Getting Started

     Writing’s not that hard after all, just putting a bunch of words on paper, right? That’s what non-writers might think until they try to write themselves. When you’re writing those first words, everybody – and I do believe it’s … Continue reading

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Surviving a Graduate Writing Program

I won’t bore you with all of the details of my life, I’m a writer. Some would say a want-to-be writer but I’ve published short stories and some articles which according to some, makes it okay for me to say … Continue reading

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