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Discovering Writer Marge Piercy

My fellow writers and readers, I'm always very excited when I get to discover a new writer! Today we're discovering poet, feminist, and novelist Marge Piercy. Born in 1936, she is a New York Times bestseller known for her frank biographical writings, her writing about social concerns, and her unabashed upholding of women's rights. She's… Continue reading Discovering Writer Marge Piercy

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From Daily Grind to Daily Mind

In these days where many are still in quarantine, some might have forgotten the daily grind; others remember it all too well. As we work from home now, or more often, we don't find ourselves missing the daily commute, the way lunchtime flies by, or the freezing A/C at the office. Sometimes writing can feel… Continue reading From Daily Grind to Daily Mind

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“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, & Thoughts on 2020

Please note, the art in this post is by: David Lupton, for the Earthsea series. THOUGHTS ON 2020 Wow my friends, so much has happened since my last post...this year has been so brutal to so many, in so many ways...I am left without words, honestly. That is a little embarrassing for a writer to… Continue reading “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, & Thoughts on 2020

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Poetry Inspirations – Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur Contemporary Poet - Rupi Kaur Today, I'd like to share something from contemporary poet Rupi Kaur. She exploded onto the market a few years back, in 2014, with her collection Milk and Honey. Since, she has gone on to publish other collections. She is renowned for articulating the feminine experience and for being… Continue reading Poetry Inspirations – Rupi Kaur

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Neurodiverse People Can Center Ourselves

Here is a great post about writing for and treatment of neurodiverse people, by my writer friend Liz! Please check out her blog; this particular series about neurodiverse writers is really interesting!

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I’d say I’m digging my grave worse, but now I know I’m back to my regular audience of neurodiverse folks and their allies…like I’d thought I was yesterday. That was a bad miscalculation, and I apologize, as I did from pretty much the outset, if you’ll read the thread. I listened to the people who actually spoke rationally to me, and I changed the article, then got mobbed by a bunch of mostly white people, many of whom did nothing but troll and bully.

I made a mistake and apologized, and fixed it as best I could. After that, I’m not in the wrong here. The people mobbing me were. And this needs said, even if it gets me more shit. I need to stand up for the rights of neurodiverse people to be part of the conversation, because we all are really tired of being told to sit down.

I’m going to go…

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Being Part of a Writer’s Critique Group

What is a Writer's Critique Group? Today I decided it was high time that I write about writer critique groups. A writer critique group is when a group of writers - usually at least three people, often 5-10 - get together to share their writing. The group usually meets weekly, monthly, or every other week.… Continue reading Being Part of a Writer’s Critique Group

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Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing

Guest Blog Post Extravaganza! Hi everyone, Today I was thinking it would be extremely fun to have a guest post from a foreign writer on my blog. By 'foreign' I mean anyone who is not a citizen of the United States; I do not mean a person has to speak a language other than English.… Continue reading Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing