Critique Groups and Beta Readers: Writing as a Not-So-Solitary Pursuit

November 24, 2017 Musings 0 Comments

When I first began writing, I would never read my work aloud in class. I lacked confidence in my abilities, but…

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The Rules of Magic

October 9, 2017 Musings

Remember driving to your favorite bookstore and arriving at midnight? All the little Hermiones with wands, and Harrys with lightening shaped…

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“I want to live in a book” — Ann Hood

September 11, 2017 Musings

I shook raindrops from my umbrella on the steps of Historic Trinity United Methodist Church. I was there for the 7th…

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*With apologies to author Chris Kraus and the entire Chabon family

August 27, 2017 Musings

  I turned the page of Michael Chabon’s Moonglow. “Listen to this beautifully evocative sentence,” I say to Frank. I have…

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Knitting Faerie Tales with Alice and Lisa Hoffman

August 20, 2017 Musings

  The Queen surveyed the castle. Once filled with voices and love, rooms and hallways were now silent and empty. The…

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End of the Road with Writer Alice Hoffman

August 2, 2017 Musings

It’s Saturday and I have just traveled to East Nassau, NY through lush green rolling hills teeming with deer, woods, lakes…

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