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Short Story September Challenge 2014

I’m starting my own challenge this month. Since my goal for the year was to write a new story every month, I know I have fallen behind. 459 more words

Graduate School

Introducing Ruben Quesada @ Three by Five in September

Ruben Quesada – Poet and Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing for the Performing Arts at Eastern Illinois University

Dr. Ruben Quesada is founder and publisher of Codex Journal, poetry editor at The Cossack Review and Cobalt Review, and poetry editor at Luna Luna Magazine. 134 more words

Writing Life

Rule Following Rule Followers

I have two kids. Specifically I have three and a half year-old twins. They are difficult and amazing and challenging and wonderful and 502 other adjectives that I won’t list here. 271 more words

Writing Life

Back to School

Happy Labor Day! This week I start back at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland teaching a class I created called Modern Comedy and Satire. 52 more words


At 2300 I Say Thank You

I heard a story on the radio one time about a writer who so desperately wanted his poems to be read that he would print them without his name on them and then walk around town stapling them to telephone poles. 527 more words

Ethan Yarbrough

Nano Update #3: Camp NaNo Edition

Hello, September.

The last few weeks of August are always an equal mix of sad and happy: I don’t know if it’s because of summer’s inevitable end, or the smell of slow burning charcoal floating from backyards in late evening, or the fact that all the meaningful anniversaries of my adult life happen to fall in those few weeks, but I always get a little nostalgic (which is great for writing blogs!).  640 more words

Writing Life

Bottoms Up

“When I’ve painted a woman’s bottom so that I want to touch it, then is finished.” Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841–1919).

Last October, two-thirds of the way through a desperately messy first-ish draft of… 906 more words