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Out on a Limb: Villain Cliches

Welcome to the second post of Out on a Limb: Astrid’s thoughts on writing. Maybe one day I won’t write about villains and antagonists… but today is not that day. 490 more words

Literary Review Recommendations

David C. Rompf, Creative Nonfiction teacher, suggested I consider these magazines to submit to. I have links and comments below.

The Bellevue Literary Review (external link) 364 more words

Why I Write

This was going to be my first blog post, but I ended up tucking it away into the far depths of my hard-drive. Recently I found it and I thought that I’d edit through and post the cheesiness!   818 more words


Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature. (external link) The New York Times cogently framed the debate: do song lyrics have the same artistic value as poetry or novels? 696 more words

A Day in My New Life...

So after millions of months of debating and planning and worrying — I’m OFFICIALLY a part-time worker (can I get a woot woo?).

Yeah — so things should be awesome, right?   1,145 more words

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Rocky Mountain Radical Update

I’m reading in draft form my brother’s account of  James A. Murray, a distant uncle of our family. Brother Bill (internal link) is under contract with Mountain Press Publishing Company to write Murray’s biography, with the publication date set in the fall of 2017. 237 more words

Some Old (but still true) Thoughts on Self-Publishing

I wrote this post over a year ago on Facebook and I still agree with every word I said then:

“So the subject of publishing came up last night in workshop. 408 more words

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