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The Power of Peristence - Reprise

I wrote a post about persistence several years ago. At the time, I was thinking of the persistence needed to finish a book, but the idea holds true for any goal worth striving for, as evidenced by the phrase… 632 more words

Women And Writing

Places to Stand: In Chipley

I’ve started sending out articles and essays to literary journals and publications all about Emmett Wilson and his family.

My first submission is to Saw Palm: Florida Literature & Art… 99 more words


AWP Conference

On Saturday, I took time out to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in downtown D.C. all day Saturday with a dear friend and fellow writer/writing instructor. 538 more words

The Writing Life

Interview with 2016 NBOV Contest Winner Ruth Daniell on TNQ website

The New Quarterly awarded me first prize in the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for my poem, “Wedding Anniversary,” which is published in Issue #140: In Appreciation of Our Spots. 183 more words


Finite Windows; Precious Artifacts

Over the next couple of entries, I’d like to talk about the research process involved in gathering information about an obscure historic figure, and explain the process of reviewing artifacts for use in my research. 597 more words


Manuscript Progress & Publication

Good news — the first complete draft of Emmett Wilson’s book is done.

Is it in publishable condition? No. It needs a clear-headed, objective edit, which I’ll start in three or four days. 373 more words