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Meatballs, the Wedding Dress, and the Manuscript

Meatballs, the Wedding Dress, and the Manuscript

It started with a simple conversation with my friend, who is an editor in Portland, over coffee. One of her clients, the editor of a new independent press, had just won a prestigious local prize. “And hey,” she shrugged, quickly checking her phone for the press’ website, “maybe you should send your novel off to … Continue reading

Gratitude: A List

Gratitude: A List

Thanksgiving, for all its complex and controversial history, is one of my two favorite American holidays, and the official act of giving thanks is something that I think shouldn’t be restricted to one day a year. So putting that in practice, I started free writing on gratitude. Here is a partial list of what and … Continue reading

What’s Writing Got to Do with It?

I remember once upon a time having a conversation with a board member for an organization for whom I was working. I suppose he assumed that I had a degree in sociology or international relations. After I explained the career journey that started with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, he gave me … Continue reading