Inspiration loves company: Meet Jill Kelly

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Hello and happy 2016! It’s been a while, and I’ve missed you! My blog has been quiet while I spent a good part of 2015 hunkered down writing my next book, Fierce on the Page. It’s coming to bookshelves near you in July from Writer’s Digest Books, and I’m excited to tell you more about that soon. Today, what has me totally … Read More

An interview with Jordan Rosenfeld, Author of A Writer’s Guide to Persistence

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I have long admired Jordan Rosenfeld for her literary wisdom and grace. A powerful role model for persistence, she has three new books out this year, with a fourth on its way—and a long history of inspiring and informing writers striving to improve their craft and their practice. I’m thrilled to share our conversation about the recently released A Writer’s Guide to Persistence. SC: Why is … Read More

Winter Confession

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By Mark Nepo I’ve tried to follow every wind and listen for its source. I’ve tried to follow every light, and with my face in the sun, all the things we carry that are afraid of the light scurry to the back of my mind. I’ve tried to find the truth and when I have, I’ve found it’s everywhere, and … Read More

Interview with Poet Carolyn Martin

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I admire Carolyn Martin, and I admire her poems; they take me places. Anchored to the ground of truth, soaring into the ether of wisdom, Carolyn’s poetry invites me more deeply into myself — more expansively into the rudderless realm of the human. These poems have an authority about them that is suggestive to this reader of mountains — as … Read More

Author Erika Dreifus contemplates how memory informs poetry and prose

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Erika Dreifus is a force of incredible goodwill, generosity, intelligence and service in the literary landscape. I first encountered her through her role as editor/publisher of The Practicing Writer, a free (and popular) e-newsletter featuring advice, opportunities, and resources on the craft and business of writing for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction. And then I had the good … Read More