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What Your Characters Wear

I was working on a story the other day, and I realized something: I know nothing about women’s clothing. My main character in the story is a young woman, and I was describing a situation where her mom would take her to buy new clothes. They couldn’t communicate well, but the mother wants to be […]

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Writing is All About Feeling

  Lately, I’m trying to read the novel¬†The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. What’s interesting about this novel is that it’s all about a soldier during the Civil War. But what’s more interesting to me is that Stephen Crane wrote it in the 1890s and he wasn’t even in the war himself. This […]

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Why Not You? Keep Writing

So I’m not much of a sports kind of guy. I don’t follow a team or anything. But usually, I will tune in when it’s the Super Bowl. Mostly for the commercials, but I’ll also because I think it’s interesting to watch this final game of a season where teams have worked so hard to […]

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New Writing Opportunities

So I’ve been working on a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in Creative Writing for the last two years. And I’ve learned some things about the educational process of writers that I want to share with you. This is not meant to discourage you from attending a college-level creative writing program. I think they’re […]

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An Interview: Michel Sauret

Here’s another installment of our writer interviews. Today’s interview is with Michel Sauret, who has graciously done a guest post for us a while back, which you can find here. Michel is not only a writer, but a soldier, a photographer, and a husband and father . In 2008 he earned the title of Army […]

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An Interview: Autumn Rinaldi

Well, writers, it’s been another year, and it’s almost 2014. I have one last interview for 2013 to give you. Enjoy! ¬† — Jason   Autumn Rinaldi lives in St. Louis. She has degrees in Music (Voice) and Art, but she has been writing all of her life. One of her recent shorts,Left, has been […]

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An Interview: Gabriela Pereira

Gabriela Pereira is the Creative Director and Instigator of DIY MFA, the do-it-yourself alternative to a Masters degree in writing. She creates tools and techniques to help serious writers get the benefits of MFA-style learning without going to school. She holds an MFA in Writing from The New School and has taught at several organizations […]

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An Interview: J.B. Blackford

This week’s interview we have the privilege of getting insights from a writer who isn’t only a writer, but an editor as well. J.B. Blackford has an M.A. in English, from Duquesne University. Since graduating in 2008, J.B. has been teaching, writing, and editing. When asked what she does for work, she tells people “[she] […]

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An Interview: Mark Carson

Welcome to another Friday interview. Today’s interview is with Mark Carson. I met Mark through Twitter. Mark lives in New Jersey with his wife, his two children, and two cats. For his day job, Mark works in enterprise computing, but would one day like to move down south to a warmer climate and work as […]

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