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J. Lee Strickland, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. 845 more words

On Fire

News: "Lucky Strikes" and "Waking the Dreamer"

I’m excited to announce some recent publications! I’m excited to see both of these pieces out in the world. One is a short story, “Lucky Strikes,” which you can find over at  112 more words


I have this bookshelf-
Willa Cather, Sharon
Olds, covers
of books with
interstellar globes and glass
Some of the spines still
straight and glossy. 54 more words


The Singular Case for "They"

In the last century, back when I first began daring to think of myself as a writer, I thought I knew how gender was supposed to play out in language. 514 more words

a quilt, a pantry, a book

There was that gate, generously wide so we could bring in our truck with that big willow basket, for when the trees produced the harvests we thought might be possible.

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Golden Tickets or Good Intentions? Roald Dahl and Race

Yesterday was Roald Dahl Day—really just his birthday, but a day that is celebrated in the UK with, well, a lot of Dahliana (yes, I did just make that word up).  1,048 more words

Children's Literature

Write Better. Write Faster. Be Unconscious

“Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.” 
—Paulo Coelho

Writing faster and writing better is not a matter of techniques or shortcuts or writing secrets. 794 more words

Writing In Overdrive