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Healthcare in Fiction

I recently became irked with The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughn. Although I mostly enjoyed the book, it definitely has its issues, including a hospital scene drawn directly from… 1,464 more words


On the Act (or Career) of Writing

Saying you’re a writer on the internet is a bit like saying you’re a nerd/sports enthusiast/tech addict/comedian/any label whatsoever–On the internet, everyone is a writer, even the people who do everything by podcast or vlogs. 476 more words


Writers Should Never, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever, Ever Have Kids

The dust kicked up from beneath her worn sandals, the grinding sound only growing louder as the heavy steel boots behind her closed in.

Stay focused. 279 more words


Final Thoughts on The UC Berkeley Extension Creative Nonfiction Workshop

I’ve completed the workshop. A new session begins soon. The workshop (internal link) was enjoyable and I stretched myself as a writer. I’d recommend it to any writer, especially those writing personal essays or memoirs. 367 more words

Being a Writer and [Insert Other Thing Here] #1

This post is the first of a series that I’m entitling, “Being a Writer and .”

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how writing affects and is affected by other aspects of my professional and personal life. 527 more words

News: road trip and writing update

My apologies for the silence on the blog.

Road trip!

This is going to be a mixture of family holiday, writer’s retreat, photo shoots and research. 910 more words