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Memorial Day Memories–What Are Yours?

Memorial Day Memories–What Are Yours?

Memorial Day Memories–What Are Yours?The roses are blooming and at this time of year we enjoy birdsong and blossoms, shades of green, and wafting soft breezes. This year in particular we remember all those who are no longer with us. We think of what they brought into...

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Writing Conferences—a great way to get inspired!

Writing Conferences—a great way to get inspired!

I hope you are enjoying your summer—long days of light, beach book reading, and the glory of flowers and bees and nature’s showiest show. I just returned from the Rutger’s Writing conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey filled up with inspiration! If you have never...

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Did you love Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance as much as we did?

Did you love Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance as much as we did?

If you were moved by Inheritance, read on. If you haven't read it yet, let this book be your fall indulgence. This will be our fifth year of teaching our best-selling memoir series, and teaching Dani Shapiro is like a home-coming for us. We've long admired Dani's...

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Part Two: Creating a Writing Partnership

Part Two: Creating a Writing Partnership

Susan Stroh Heide Boyden Loneliness lurks in the shadows. Its wicked buddies—writer’s block, regret, and self-loathing—disparage you until you feel one-inch high. You don’t have it in you to confront these demons, so you run away. You binge on Gilmore Girls for a...

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Barbara Stark-Nemon: Author of Hard Cider

Barbara Stark-Nemon: Author of Hard Cider

“After everything that I’ve put you through, you can write whatever you want about me,” said the real person who may or may not be represented by a character in my most recent novel, Hard Cider. Sounds like permission, right?  Not so fast.  This is a young person,...

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