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Writing Tips From The Roach Motel

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Google maps assured me that the motel on my laptop screen was two minutes' walk from the beach and three minutes from my conference site. I was traveling to beachside Florida to chair a conference discussion panel, and, lucky me, even at the height of spring-break season, this place had lots of availability.

I arrived at nighttime. Even in the dark, I could tell that my motel's website had been more photo shop than reality.

June 3, 2015 | Aine Greaney

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Before You Query or Submit to a New Market: 5 Ways to Vet a Publication

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I still remember that summer afternoon when my mother came upstairs to find me weeping into my pillow.  I was 20 years old, and I had just discovered that my boyfriend had been cheating on me. Of course, I told my mother the edited version of the story, omitting that part about me walking into his apartment to find him in bed with his ex-girlfriend.   


I also remember my mother’s advice: “You should be choosier about the company you keep,” she said. “Pick men who actually deserve you.”

November 17, 2014 | Aine Greaney

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