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Writing Tips From The Roach Motel

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

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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