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Rhythm: The Stop

Gilmore Girls’ actress, Alexis Bledel, once talked about using a dialog coach to practice for the high-paced chatter style of ...
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Conversation: Bridge of Birds

My all-time favorite trilogy took some time to obtain. The first was published in the year of my birth and ...
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Space: The Joy Luck Club

I read The Joy Luck Club for pleasure, before it was assigned for pain. I mean, technically, my English teacher ...
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Structure: China Mountain Zhang

The first time I realized I was reading a mosaic novel, I had deliberately sought it out. It took a ...
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Sunday Check-in 3

How it’s going: It isn’t. I have revised 2 previous works and written a short draft of a new work. ...
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Mistake 8: Talk Smart

There’s the work and then there’s talking about the work. I knew an artist who dropped out of her graduate ...
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Community: Critique Partner

I used to be terrified of showing my work to people. Sometimes, I still am. I know it’s not perfect, ...
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Practice: Word War

Word wars can be played by yourself or with another person, or against up to forty or so people. Probably ...
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Voice: Charlie Huston – The Joe Pitt Books

I have a thing for detectives with a supernatural bent. If you like the Dresden Files, you’ll enjoy the Joe ...
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Talking to Yourself: MFK Fisher

I have an abridged version of MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf. The original version was written as a ...