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Those Who Can't Do, Teach

That’s the saying, right? I’m appropriating it for this blog not because I don’t think I can write. I can—or I think I can—at least people tell me I can and I write well enough to get into an MFA program, so I will go ahead and say I can. 623 more words


Huffington Post on 10 women who didn't publish until they were over 40


Left to right: Robin Black, Mira Jacob and Lydia Netzer

Today’s must-read. Kudos to RHLAOB faves Robin Black, Rachel Cantor, Mira Jacob, and Lydia Netzer! I’ve heard only good things about Marian Palaia and Claire Fuller. 48 more words

Book Reviews

5 articles every non-fiction writer should read

I haven’t been writing nearly as much as I’ve been reading these days. I could lie and say it’s because I haven’t had time, but the truth is I’ve had more free time than I know what to do with. 666 more words

Thoughts & Commentary


“We live in a factory town, Zanesville, Illinois, the farm implement capital of the world. This means nothing to Felicia and me; we care only about our own neighborhood, everything between our two houses, a handful of potholed streets and alleys lined with two-story homes and one-car garages. 374 more words