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Days of Creative Nonfiction

Last week, I spent my time between working on the rough draft of the Emmett’s second chapter (which is coming along quite nicely; averaging about 10 pages a day), and reading a friend’s Master’s thesis. 524 more words

The Writing Life

Another Confirmation

This was from my youngest son’s writing journal today:



Brotherly Confirmation

This is a document that was shared with me by Katie Wilson Meade’s granddaughter, Elizabeth, during my visit to Charlottesville in January.

The story behind this document is that Elizabeth’s father, Everard Wilson Meade, wanted to join the Navy during World War II, and the lack of an official birth certificate was an issue. 80 more words


Two Years!

Can you believe it? It has been two years in the blogosphere!

The second anniversary snuck up on me. It has been Spring Break here in Maryland; the kids have been home for 10 days, good for them, good for family activities. 156 more words

The Writing Life

When You Need to Set the Tone, Get the Right Tune

Today, I’m pleased to welcome Nicole Loughan to Birth of a Novel. Nicole is an award-winning journalist and a talented fiction writer who loves mysteries. Her favorite female sleuths were dreamed up by… 519 more words

Women And Writing

Such, in pursuit of a god

Bill Pulley was in college in 1964. He went to Vietnam and came back to a career in the government’s cultural exchange department. The Voice of America. 667 more words

The Writing Life