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Deb: Workshop Talk

Our first 49 Writers Workshop, Finding Your Voice, ended Saturday.  Andromeda and I have both taught multiple workshops, but this was our first collaborative effort.  As with this blog, we found it a touchstone that challenged our thinking, stretched our skills, and provoked fun interactions.  But instructors alone do not a workshop make.  The quality of a …

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Deb: Making Good on Regrets

My friend tells me he has no regrets. None. Not about anything that has happened. Not about anything he has done. It sounds good. I’ve already confessed to being basically happy, but I do have regrets – plenty, especially when it comes to my writing. There are so many ways to rationalize the should-haves and …

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49 Writers Weekly Round-Up

First, let me hearken back to the sixties to say that yesterday’s 49 Writers poetry discussion was a mind-blowing experience.  So many poets, so many great thoughts.  I expect to return often to the archived discussion.  Many thanks to all who participated. One of the topics batted about in the poetry discussion was voice, the …

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49 Writers Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to 2010!  Some may call it arbitrary, but I appreciate the opportunity to evaluate, assess, and refocus as the new year unfolds.  Exactly one year ago, Andromeda Romano-Lax and I started the new year by joining forces here at 49 Writers, aiming to promote the good work of Alaskan authors by engaging an active community of …

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