Category Archives: writing

AWP

This is where I’ll be spending the next three days. I can’t wait!

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Scrivener

Earlier this summer I downloaded the free trial of a writing program called Scrivener. I have always used Word, but find organization within that program frustrating. I often keep a separate document for notes and a third for an outline. … Continue reading

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on submissions

At the moment, I have six short stories that I consider ready for publication. It’s entirely unpredictable which does and doesn’t get attention. The story that was published in The Gettysburg Review was one of my most criticized at BU. … Continue reading

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“The Last Con”

                    The Spring 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review was in my mailbox when I got home from work today.  With my story in it.  I love the cover art, don’t … Continue reading

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writers & kitties

An entire blog devoted to writers & kitties.  Genius.

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the castle

Last night I gave a reading at Boston University at The Castle with 8 of the other Global Fellows.  I was nervous, reading in front of so many people, but I think I did well.  I read the first few … Continue reading

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story

I spent this snowy afternoon lost in “The United States of Tara”, via streaming Netflix.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a woman (played by Toni Collette, one of my favorite actresses; if you haven’t seen “Japanese Story” you … Continue reading

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freedom

Freedom is the most useful writing tool I’ve come across.  It blocks internet access for the length of time that the user chooses, and one can only get around it by restarting the computer.  Being particularly prone to distraction, I … Continue reading

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the dark ages

Living in a small town means that the power goes out frequently in inclement weather and that the larger surrounding towns are a higher priority when it comes to repairs.  When Irene hit, we were without power for 3 days.  … Continue reading

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