Posts Categorized: Writing Practice

Writing is Hard, So Write Like a Motherf*cker!

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by Pamela Helberg Writing is hard. Just a quick look at some of my favorite quotes about writing confirms this: If I waited til I felt like writing, I’d never write at all. Anne Tyler Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Mark Twain A writer is someone […]

Thanks!

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When I signed up to write this blog post several months ago, it was at the Red Wheelbarrow Writer’s happy hour and—as I’d been indulging in happiness for well over an hour—I was, um… easily manipulated. And writing a blog post for a bunch of writers at some random future date seemed like a great […]

Teller of Tales, Lover of Life

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Ask me what I am, and I’ll tell you I am a storyteller. That hasn’t changed over the years. When I was just a child, my mother had to wait patiently for an answer to what she believed a simple question. “Why did the principal of the kindergarten call saying you were very persuasive?” A […]

EMBRACE THE JABBERWOCK!

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Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! –Lewis Carroll After I turned in the final drafts of each of my books–From Paradise to Puddledub (Coughing Dog Press 2002) Little Bookstore (2012 St. Martin’s Press) Public Health in Appalachia (McFarland Press 2014) Fall or Fly: the strangely hopeful story of […]