This guest post is written by award-winning writer, my fellow alum and friend, Diana Muñoz Stewart, on a wonderful panel discussion from the recent AWP Conference in Chicago. Any writer who has thrown … Continue reading >>
Magic was in the air in a crowded coffeehouse 18 years ago when I first heard poet Margo LaGatutta read. Her poem, “I Vacuum, Therefore I Am,” gave me goose bumps. It was an electric moment. I had … Continue reading >>
Have you ever struggled over what point-of-view is going to work best for your narrator? I recently changed a novel manuscript from first person POV (I) to third person (she). The reason for this is … Continue reading >>
1. The photo Jennifer posted is of my parents and I at a backyard wedding.
Say it aloud. Does it sound wrong to you? If you're not sure, how about this:
2. My in-laws reciprocated my respect for … Continue reading >>
Do readers always assume that writers are always writing about themselves? It happens in poetry, but I didn't think it did with fiction, until I gave a public reading of an excerpt from my novel where … Continue reading >>
Why do some writers torture themselves with procrastination? Some writers fear failure, and you can’t fail at something you aren’t doing. But not writing at all is also a failure, so then guilt sets … Continue reading >>