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|November 19, 2014Connecting With Myself Through WritingBy Chuck Leddy Back in 2000, after a mental collapse that put me in a psychiatric hospital for three weeks, my life had shattered into shards. I found myself walking the streets of Boston all night and into the early morning, hearing voices in my head. After twelve hours of ...|
|November 17, 2014Over the River and Through the Woods: The Second Draftby Bethanne Patrick It’s almost exactly two years since I joined Beyond The Margins, and about a month ago I started working on the second draft of the manuscript that brought me humbly to this writers’ collective’s doorstep in the fall of 2012. Yes, it’s taken me two years to ...|
|November 14, 2014My Agent’s Advice on Querying By Randy Susan Meyers Everyone hates querying. When I last led a workshop on The Great American Query Letter the participants shuffled in with the reluctance (not to say dread) of women readying to try on bathing suits in an open-corral fitting room. A co-ed one. But like a job ...|
|November 12, 2014A Manuscript Critique Sale to Benefit Caregivers – And A Little Personal History, Too By Robin Black Any interest in having your prose or poetry manuscript reviewed by the likes of Philip Levine, Elizabeth McCracken, Ron Carlson, Tony Hoagland, or perhaps some other equally amazing author?? There’s an app for that. . .or anyway, there’s a website. And you’ll be ...|
|November 10, 2014Teaching Young Writers: Are We Winning the Battle but Losing the War?By Juliette Fay I think we can all agree on this: the ability to express oneself effectively in the written word is a good thing. I would even go so far as to say that for a wide range of professions, it’s one of the most useful skills you can ...|
|November 7, 20141. Because they’re simple. 2. Because they’re playful. 3. Because they work.By Kathy Crowley I’ve been reading Zadie Smith’s novel NW and finding her range of narrative techniques both exhilarating (as a reader reading for pleasure) and exhausting (as a writer reading to learn). One device that she uses frequently and to great effect is lists, most often as a handful ...|