In 2010, my overly-generous, wonderful mother, gave me a crazy amount of money for my 50th birthday present. That gift made me decide that I would try to get into a juried writer conference and I aimed high, Tin House. To my amazement, I got in, but couldn’t figure out who to study with – [...]Read more »
Posts tagged 'Robert Boswell'
I’m so pleased to bring you a guest post from Rayme Waters, author of the novel, The Angels’ Share. Rayme and I met at the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop in 2010, where we workshopped with the brilliant Robert Boswell. Through the wonder of social media, Rayme and a few of us from the conference [...]Read more »
In Only One Writing Resolution for Me, I committed to a monthly check-in on the fifth of each month regarding my writing progress and goals. In the first entry, on January fifth, I discussed that I would be tracking my progress in five areas: 1) my novel, 2) submissions, 3)encouraging/supporting other writers, 4) ongoing projects [...]Read more »
Antonya Nelson is an American author whose publication credits, teaching credentials, fellowships and awards would lead you to think she could write whatever she wants. And, don’t get me wrong, she can and she does. Quick side-note – she’s also an amazingly gifted instructor and I will be forever grateful for the privilege of working with [...]Read more »
2010 was for me reading-wise a heavy duty dive into the wonderful world of short stories. At the Tin House conference, at RedBird RedOak writing, and at the Iowa Summer Festival, I had the good fortune of reading tons and tons of wonderful short pieces. In addition, I've taken to reading many more literary journals regularly [...]Read more »
From classrooms, lecture halls, dinner conversations, etc., some writing thoughts gleaned at the Tin House Summer Workshop, 2010 are listed below. I may deal with these individually in later posts, but for now, words of wisdom from the masters: “I want my writing and my stories to be smarter than me. When you meet a [...]Read more »