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The Author and the Creative Writing Class

It’s rewarding to walk into a classroom and have a student say, “You’re the published author.” For someone whose dream is to write for the young adult audience, it’s especially thrilling. I would know. I do. And it happened to me. The next words from this thrilled student’s mouth? Care to guess? “What did you …

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The Writing Zone: I’m Loving It

I’m in “The Zone.” Freshly brewed coffee tantalizes my nose. The whir of the espresso machine and drone of conversation fades to background music.             When the muse visits, a writer’s environment becomes inconsequential. She sings her siren song. Her whispers spur my fingers to ever higher speeds on the annoying bluetooth keyboard attached to …

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