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Béa Gonzalez on the benefits of self-publishing

The Bathurst Muses spent and evening with author Béa Gonzalez for a wide-ranging discussion about writing, publishing and the importance of metaphor. Béa is the author of two novels, … 205 more words

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Write or Live?

It’s the school holidays in my part of France. Every holiday, I think, ‘Yippee! No work: plenty of time to write.’ And every holiday unexpected clouds shroud the blue sky of my writing time. 688 more words

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The Value of a Book Infographic:

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. 17 more words

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Me and My MFA

I earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College in 2005. It was three years of non-stop workshops in screenplay, novel, and short fiction as well as literature classes, teaching pedagogy, and a smattering of other stuff. 2,080 more words

Critiques, Theories, And Random Thoughts

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More thoughts on the Ryan Boudinot post:

Writing Process: Infinite Effort

I am feeling a little disheartened today. I am in the process of editing a piece that I am going to submit to Real Live Literary Magazines (RLLM). 658 more words

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Wading through the elitist BS

One of my favorite news sites posted an article by Ryan Boudinot, an ex-MFA (Master of Fine Arts) teacher, about writing students. The article is an incredibly good example of both clickbait and elitist BS. 964 more words


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'You know who else never read The Great Gatsby? Charles Dickens. William Shakespeare. Oscar Wilde. William Blake. Lord Byron. True, those are all famous authors and poets who died before Fitzgerald wrote Gatsby, but my point is that you can’t claim someone is incapable of becoming a writer if they haven’t read any one specific book. You also can’t deride them for thinking of “the classics” as a single monolithic thing out of one side of your mouth, then deride everyone who hasn’t read and enjoyed the exact same books as you out of the other.'

How I Teach College-Level Writing

Do you ever receive an email that makes you so happy you forget to reply?

Over the Christmas period, an instructor at a college in Alabama reached out to me and asked how I taught my Composition 102 course, “Inquiry into Cool.” I'm quite proud of how I designed that course, and I wanted very much to respond, only I was about to have my wedding party in New Orleans. 1,049 more words

On Writing