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Revising Like an Editor

by Michael Mercurio Revision… You can tell yourself that it’s a chance to “re-envision” your work, or that it’s the easy part of writing, because the hard part is getting the words down on paper in the first place. But how many writers do you know who sweep the clutter off their desks and bellow, “HUZZAH! TIME TO REVISE!” before …

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Tasting Memories, a Q&A with Sarah Earle

by Cece Roth-Eagle Writing memoir, like good writing of any kind, involves a re-creation of our memories into compelling narrative.  But accessing memory can be tricky work.  This week, Writers on Writing talked to Sarah Earle about memory’s catalysts and her childhood hominy grits. Her course, ‘Accessing Memoir with Food,’ takes place Saturday, May 29th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 …

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Paths to Publishing

by Susanne Dunlap Once upon a time, in a publishing landscape long, long ago, there were only two paths to getting your book published: Finding an agent and submitting your work to traditional publishers—who would pay you an advance against future royalties—or a “vanity” press. Let me amend that: This was true, in fact, not so long ago. When my …

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Poet Sarah Browning, on Alternative Visions

by Cece Roth-Eagle This week, Writers on Writing spoke with Sarah Browning, community organizer and activist poet, where she discusses fighting for pleasure, her poetry collection Killing Summer, and the poetry inside everyone. Her course, “Justice and Joy: Writing Powerful Political Poetry” takes place on Saturday, April 3rd, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  First, I was hoping to focus on …