Selling your manuscript in the age of Social Media isn’t done the same way it used to be in my days…I can’t believe I’m actually old enough to say, “In my days…” In my days, searching for an agent was a pretty straightforward deal. Author looked up potential agent in Big Agent Book (writer’s market or … Continue reading Agent Search 2.0: Getting Your Agent/Editor Through Pitch Parties
Earlier today, my FB friends, most of them writers and teachers, had a lively debate over Ryan Boudinot’s post in the Stranger.com: Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One Since I had the privilege of completing two MFA programs, and also teaching creative writing at the … Continue reading Those Who Teach, Can – A Formal Reply to Ryan Boudinot’s Post on Teaching
I came across this excellent article on The Washington Post regarding the value of liberal arts education in a STEM-obsessed educational environment: Here are some highlights: Our culture has drawn an artificial line between art and science, one that did not exist for innovators like Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs. Leonardo’s curiosity and passion … Continue reading Washington Post Acknowledges Value of Writing and Liberal Arts Education
To be straight: I revise. I revise and revise and revise and revise and revise and revise… You get the drift. And if you’re mathematically inclined, just add an exponent and use the alef. When do I stop revising? When I look at the thing and feel like vomiting. Seriously. But I have had the … Continue reading An Alternative To Shitty First Drafts?
I’ve been an educator for almost fifteen years. When I was a student, school teachers and professional administrators emphasized that my college education was meant to expand my mind, make me a global citizen, and teach me nothing if just the ability to teach myself. However more and more, as an educator, I see both … Continue reading Creativity, Education, and the Economy
There are some people who, when the world gets tough, put their faith in God. Me, I put my faith in my students. Now, if you don’t know me and you’re reading this, you may think, what? She’s a creative writer. What exactly does she think she’s got to offer the future generation? And my … Continue reading And Art Will Deliver Us