Monthly Archives: June 2016

In praise of editors

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My first creative non-fiction article tortured me during the middle drafts, as though I was in a river too frothy to comprehend from the seat low in my canoe. I was always scraping into one rock or another. I like a bit of whitewater as much as the next paddler, but my desire in taking […]

Am I a Writer?  

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by Carol McMillan At a Bellingham gathering a few years ago someone asked me, “Are you a writer?” “Hmmm,” I pondered. How to answer? I know I’m an anthropologist; I have degrees hanging on my wall and I have been employed for many years on the basis of those degrees. Society has stamped me across […]

For the Love of Words

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What compels me to write? Do I believe I have a story to tell or a new way to express an old feeling? Perhaps – or not. But I do know I am driven, moth to flame, lover to beloved, by a passion for my mother tongue. I do not remember not “knowing” words. I […]

Never Give Up On Your Writerly Dreams

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by Janet Oakley I’ve been writing all my life, a myriad of stories from family history or my imagination brewing all the time. My first stab at storytelling came in second grade when after viewing a documentary about the first summit of Mount Everest, I was inspired to write my own tale, Funny Bunny Climbs […]