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Love it or Hate it? The Art of Editing.


Some people hate editing. They think the magic lies in creation not correction. Some people love editing.  They think it's when they can find the magic and make it come alive.

June 12, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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A Sex Writer Praises the Writers’ Room of Boston

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By Lana Fox

When I became the 2012 Nonfiction Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston, I admit I was surprised.  In fact, I am often surprised-—and very pleasantly, I might add—-when my sex journalism and erotica are warmly received.  But our society is becoming far more sex-positive and less ashamed of sexuality.  What’s more, the Writers’ Room is a passionate community that treasures creativity, seriousness of intent and commitment to the craft.  Why wouldn’t they welcome a writer who is an activist for social change?

Thankfully, the Room entered my life when I desperately needed ...

May 31, 2012 | Info

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First Book Deal from Muse 2012

Every year after the Muse, we're thrilled when the news starts coming in about book deals, agent signings and other good publishing tidbits.  This year, it's happening even sooner than usual.   Elinor Lipman, one of the presenters at the conference, has inked a deal with Beacon Press to publish a book of political rhyming tweets.  If you're already following Elinor on Twitter (@elinorlipman) or Facebook, you know she's writing a rhyming poem a day until the 2012 election

May 14, 2012 | Info

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Where's Your Voice?

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It's not always so easy finding your voice. Sometimes you have it, but no one else can hear it. Other times, you don't in fact have it, though you think you do. Those can be the most frustrating times of all--you're looking around at everyone like, "Hey, come on guys! Can't you hear me?"

And then, you can have it and lose it. That may feel really bad and scary, but at least you had it once, and trust you can probably get it back.

March 28, 2012 | Katrin Schumann

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The Magic of "Finding Your Book"

By Alexandra Grabbe

When I sat down with ten strangers for a first session of Joanne Wyckoff’s Finding Your Book, I had no idea the eight-week course would prove so memorable.  A year later, every time I passed our empty classroom during break, pangs of nostalgia would shoot through me

March 20, 2012 | Alexandra Grabbe

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