Poetry and History: A Guest Post by Tom Sexton

I began these posts by mentioning that I could see Campobello Island, New Brunswick where Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his summer home across a narrow channel of water, Eastern Passage, from Eastport, Maine where I’m spending the winter while I finish a collection of poems about growing up in Lowell, Massachusetts. The only thing the …

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Ela: 49 Writers Weekly Round-up

Happy holidays!  In the sidebar to the right, we’ve left a couple of electronic gifts for you:  a link to a podcast of Deb’s “Crash Course: Characters” (powerpoint slides included) and a link to a post by Dana Stabenow about online book promotion. Last-minute shopping? You might consider a writing center gift certificate, or membership for a …

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Resolve to Write

No one said it would be easy. Whenever I think I’ve mastered this simple truth about writing, it seems I have to re-learn it. I like to think it’s because as we advance as writers, we embrace greater challenges, but in truth I know it’s also because sometimes we simply don’t know how we managed …

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