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How to Make Your Writing Group Work

Notes from a Grub Street-inspired writing group

By Joanne Barker, Cloe Axelson, Pat McTiernan, Julia Rubin, Carol Steinberg, Judith Vick

We met in Michelle Seaton’s Six Weeks, Six Essays class and quickly got to know each other in a way that typically takes months or years. Perhaps rapid intimacy is a hallmark of creative nonfiction. The class ended and six of us decided to keep going. 

August 29, 2013 | Guest Author

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Freedom and Structure: Matt Bell's Seminar on Revision and Rewriting

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by Susi Lovell

There I was, with a first draft I loved, a folder bursting with a massive amount of material I'd developed in search of what that first draft was truly about (none of which felt right), and absolutely no idea how to pull my story together or move it forward.

This was not a new experience for me. It always seems to happen with my favorite stories, the ones I feel really invested in, the ones I know have to be finished.

August 26, 2013 | Guest Author

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