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Structure: Souza Marches

Hear me out. I played flute in high school, in the marching band, and was soundly terrible. That isn’t the ...
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Sunday Check-In 4

How it’s going: It still isn’t. I have revised a short work, written a picture book, and revised an essay. ...
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Mistake 10: Enough – Villains and Antagonists

In Draft No. 4 by John McPhee, he mentions the process of greening. Greening is what other writers would probably ...
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Practice: Inhale, Exhale

I learned this opener and closer trick from Linda Sue Park, at a conference many years ago. Not that many ...
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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 ...