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"Dystopies climatiques": some things just sound cooler in French

The cli-fi piece I wrote for The Atlantic has gone international! French publication Libération picked it up last weekend. My French language skills are currently limited to gist translation of old Edith Piaf songs, but I like the sound of “J.K. 68 more words

Writer's Notebook


Like many fiction writers and poets, I keep a notebook of snippets, random notes that pop into my head, ideas, things I see. I located one of these little notebooks this morning as I was digging through my purse looking for I don’t remember what. 590 more words

Thomas-Jacob Publishing

Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1

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“When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s safe inside your mouth.” ~Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Creative Writing 1  125 more words

Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26

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“We all matter–maybe less than a lot but always more than none.” ~John Green

Creative Writing 1 ~Begin class with a 10-minute free write.   105 more words

My Writer's Notebook

The first time I had a Writer’s Notebook, I was in my college course on writing methods. On the book list for the class was a Writer’s Notebook. 222 more words

Writing Memories

Marseille encounter - deep underground

After exploring stuffy and humid streets of Marseille, tired, I ran down the steps of the nearest metro station to take a train home. By… 336 more words


Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

There’s something oxymoronic about this topic: “favorite” and “required” don’t usually go together for me. I grew up a bibliophile and usually had several reads in progress at any given time, but the moment someone made a book mandatory, it became onerous (on at least one occasion I threw a screaming fit at being forced to read a novel not of my own choosing). 602 more words

Writer's Notebook