Writing Conferences: A guest post by Jennifer Caloyeras

This guest post is courtesy of Strays author Jennifer Caloyeras, whose blog you can follow on her website. Enjoy! What’s in it for you at a writing conference? Each time I peruse the latest edition of Poets & Writers magazine, I see the endless amount of writing conferences offered across the globe, which got me thinking: Why …

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Lizards in Love: A guest post by Jean Ryan

Today’s post is courtesy of Survival Skills author Jean Ryan, whose blog you can find on her website. Enjoy! Lizards in Love Many creatures mate for life. People, who often bungle this commitment, are shamed by such devotion in the wild. Watching a pair of swans glide across the surface of a still pond, we …

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Tips for authors: interviews, part II

To follow up on Interviews, Part I, I’m happy to present a Q&A with Wendy Call, author of No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy. Wendy is a longtime journalist whose book is based on hundreds of interviews over ten years — and then, as part of her book tour, she ended …

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Tips for authors: interviews, part I

These next two posts on interviews feature Elizabeth Austen and Wendy Call, both of whom have vast, invaluable experience as both interviewer and interviewee. Today’s Q&A is with Elizabeth Austen, who has interviewed dozens of writers over the past ten years years for KUOW, 94.9, one of Seattle’s NPR affiliates. She is also a poet, performer, and …

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Artists have power, and with power comes responsibility

Every artist has power. This is something I didn’t realize when I was younger. I didn’t realize that ideas are powerful and artists wield this power — even if they don’t realize it. Even if they’re at home struggling over a novel that they think may never see the light of day. There is an …

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