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Goodbye to the MFA Program, Not to Writing

Image: Kevin O’Mara

I am graduating in less than a month from my MFA program. I am awestruck that the two years are over. I’ve met so many lively characters and have been mentored in my writing. 675 more words


Blogs from Alumni of My Gotham Blog Writing Class

Here are some blogs launched by recent “graduates” of my Blog Writing classes at Gotham Writers Workshop. I’ll update as new classes progress!

Emily Anderson, … 32 more words


Recommended Writing Books

Here’s the list of writing books I mentioned at the meeting:

‘If You Want to Write’ by Brenda Ueland

I have a soft spot for this book because it was the first book on creative writing I ever read. 541 more words


There are details, and then there are Details

The discussion of the power of a single detail in episode 152 of The Journeyman Writer podcast reminds me of the consideration of Anton Chekov’s idea of the “telling detail” in the Gotham Writer’s Workshop book  235 more words



Blogging has been a trend since the late-1990’s. Back then, it was an online diary. If no one knew your URL, you didn’t have to worry about your younger sibling stealing your diary and reading it at the dinner table. 728 more words

the best reunion of all

I’ve been confused lately as to which way to go with my blog.  It’s kind of weird to talk about my experience in NYC when I’m no longer there right?   719 more words

This is Cosmo:

The puppy, not the stuffed animal we call “Cosmina” and keep constantly perched on this ledge:

Cosmo belongs to Melissa:

and he’s here with her three days a week. 213 more words