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Tobias Wolff on writing

Writing is “very hard work and it absolutely requires all the conditions that make one a bore: You have to be alone a lot, you have to be rather sedentary, you have to be a creature of routine, you have … Continue reading

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Poetry is Not a Luxury

“As we learn to bear the intimacy of scrutiny, and to flourish within it, as we learn to use the products of that scrutiny for power within our living, those fear which rule our lives and form our silences begin … Continue reading

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Video Journaling

Serious question! What do you call a video journal? A vournal? A viary? A V-Journal? What do you think?

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Writing Poetry – Accessible or Organic?

April 29, 2016 In the MFA program at University of N.C. Wilmington, I was told to make my poetry accessible and understandable. It has occurred to me that this is strange advice actually. Are the Imagists accessible and understandable? Personally, … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #4

There is within your life a central theme – life change. Make a list of the crucial events in your life. Start with your birth (did something extraordinary happen when you were born?) and then move on through your childhood, … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #3

As with Favorites, Firsts lead you into deeper territory. The first anything is usually a memorable experience and quite often marks a change in our lives. Try to write at least a paragraph for each suggested topic. Remember, these paragraphs … Continue reading

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Writing Your Life Challenge Prompt #2

January 8, 2016 Favorites Writing about a favorite thing, person, or place gives you short vignettes that you can add to your larger memoir. Perhaps the paragraph about your favorite house will fit in with your overall theme of moving … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing Challenge 2016

I so love a challenge! In this coming new year, I have decided to stop telling others to write their memoirs and start writing my own. The great thing about a public challenge is that others do it with you … Continue reading

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1000 Students in Poetry Course!

Hit 1000 students today!   https://www.udemy.com/beginners-guide-to-writing-poetry

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Make Money Teaching Writing Workshops

Welcome! I hope that you will find teaching and lecturing on lifewriting (memoir writing) as rewarding as I have! I think you will. It is so rewarding to be your own boss – whether you offer workshops to supplement your … Continue reading

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