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Guest Blogger: Kim Heacox wants you to Set Your Fiction on Fire!

I know a dedicated woman who worked for years on her first novel. Over and over again she tried to sell it, always revising it to meet publishers’ expectations. Finally she burned it. She threw a big party, invited her friends over, served up food and drinks, and tossed her masterpiece into the flames, page-by-page. …

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Guest Bloggers: Wendy Erd and Peter Kauffman on Confusing the Censor, Nurturing Receptive Mind

A work of art defines itself into being, when we awaken into it and by it, when we are moved, altered, stirred.  If feels as if we have done nothing, only given a little time, a little space; some hairline-narrow crack opens in the self, and there it is. Jane Hirshfield In an improvisation class …

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Pushing Against Fences

Wendell Berry wrote, “The impeded stream is the one that sings,” and I have to admit the first time I read that I thought it was a bunch of hooey. After all, one of the things that lead me to write poetry in the first place was the fact that I could ignore grammar and …

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