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Writers on Writing #90: Chelsea Biondolillo

by JHow September 15, 2014

The Essayist Stutters, Stops, Starts, Goes There’s an image making its round on social media of a Venn diagram with a circle labeled “Absolute Narcissism” and a circle labeled “Crippling [...]

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Writers on Writing #89: Jason M. Jones

by JHow September 5, 2014

Barcelona—In flagrante delicto 1. You plan to write a novel called Barcelona. The idea comes late at night while you’re listening to a Rufus Wainwright song. The song seems to [...]

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Writers on Writing #88: Alexis Paige

by JHow September 2, 2014

Remembering the Cockroaches: On Doubt in Creative Nonfiction When I tell people I write creative nonfiction, I take a deep breath and wait—depending on the company, the response usually ranges [...]

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Writers on Writing #87: Joan Frank

by JHow August 5, 2014

What Would John Williams Do? It’s a beautiful party on a beautiful hillside, a soft, midsummer afternoon’s dream. The ranch-style home commands expansive views: golden countryside spreads below, warm and [...]

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Past-Tensing: A Review of Andrea Scarpino’s Once, Then

by JHow August 1, 2014

by Amy Elisabeth Hansen My gramps died slowly over three years. Toward the end, my husband and I made the eight-hour drive from Marquette, Michigan, to suburban Chicago as often [...]

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Writers on Writing #86: Laura Davenport

by JHow July 28, 2014

On Literary Relationships It’s six a.m. in Savannah and the email I’ve been waiting for arrives, the subject simply “poem.” My husband is in Prague for five weeks at the [...]

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Writers on Writing #87: Matthew Burnside

by JHow July 25, 2014

On Bitterness I’ll confess right away to being a hypocrite. I’ve written a lot about the unseemliness of bitterness in the past, of the very human petty envies that arise [...]

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Writers on Writing #85: Sylvia Chan

by JHow July 21, 2014

The Autobiographical Trauma There is a recent, though hardly new, trend in trauma writing. In particular, trauma is often the first and sometimes, only, aspect relayed in the writing – [...]

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If No One Can Be Kept Safe At All Times by Katie Jean Shinkle

by JHow July 10, 2014

Tim Johnston on today’s bonus essay: When I was younger, I thought tied bed sheets were step one to escaping prison. Weren’t there cartoon characters like or not like Donald [...]

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Writers on Writing #84: Dallas Woodburn

by JHow July 8, 2014

First, Please Yourself About ten years ago I was fortunate enough to get the chance to meet Elizabeth Berg when she gave a talk at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. [...]

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