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Abandonement by Numbers (an exercise)

As some of you may know, I participated in the MOOC from Iowa Writer’s Workshop again this year. I actually wasn’t able to finish due to some demands on my time but I did wind up in an online writing group with my friends from last year. 358 more words

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An immersion

It’s pointless to try to count how many times I’ve walked on this berm. It must be thousands of times. Some days, the light reflecting from the pond makes the surface into a perfect mirror. 2,127 more words

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The Girl Who Dreamed

In our first week of class, we were required to write a piece featuring a female protagonist. It was important to pay attention to voice and identity because so often we can reveal what we want known through interactions and what is left unsaid rather than directly coming out and speaking it over the character. 520 more words

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Sabbatical

If you come here often, you may have noticed that it’s been just about six months since I’ve written anything at all. In fact, it was exactly six months on the 21st and I had every intention of posting this then and making a big deal out of it, a fresh and exciting start! 462 more words

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The Writer's Notebook

This week, I’m starting an online Fiction writing course through the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.  For seven weeks, I’ll be sharing ideas, responding to questions, submitting my work and critiquing the work of others.   565 more words

OUT OF THE GIRLS’ ROOM AND INTO THE NIGHT by Thisbe Nissen

I was a 31 year old single male living in San Diego, walking the tables of Border’s Bookstore when I encountered a book cover that I was so immediately and hopelessly drawn to, I had probably made up my mind to buy it in a second or two. 1,068 more words

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