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Lisa Romeo Writes · 1W ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- February 17, 2017 (and more Post-#AWP17) Edition

There's a lot in the fridge this week...> At the Masters Review blog, check out the Literary Terms Library.> If you tweet, you may already know that on Twitter, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary feed (@MerriamWebster) is on fire. Vox recently featured t...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1W ago

What I Heard and Learned at the AWP Writers Conference

Last weekend, I spent a day and a half at the AWP conference, and because I hadn't planned...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1W ago

Writer Fights AWP Siren. AWP Wins. Notes on a Last Minute Writers Conference Trip.

I fought AWP and AWP won. (AWP being the ginormous annual conference of the Association of...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 3W ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- February 3, 2017 Edition

>Rejection notes are never fun. But the Baltimore Review has found a way to at least make them helpful. Witness the ending of one I recently received: "...I hope that you enjoyed writing on ...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 3W ago

Guest Blogger Melanie Brooks on: Writing Your Story, and Crying if you Want (or Need) To

Besides social media connections, and having graduated from the same MFA program, Melanie Brooks and I share a love of reading memoirs that must have cost their authors an emotional toll—those she covers in her forthcoming book, Writing Hard Stories:...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 4W ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- January 27, 2017 Edition

> At Women on Writing, Chelsey Clammer's series on submissions this time tackles formatting -- how and why writers are asked to submit their work differently for different venues. And more.> Helpful interview/craft advice about writing backstory, fro...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 4W ago

Of Paper, Files, Age and Advice

 At the risk of sounding like a Luddite, or anyway, old: I wonder if many other writers, l...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- January 20, 2017 Edition

> Most writers like to know how other writers get it done. Emma Donoghue (author of Room and other works), offers excellent insight in a Guardian piece, including time management, allowing herself to write badly, and more. > Like podcasts? A batch of...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

Guest Blogger David Galef on: One Solution to a Lot in a Little Space -- The Flash Vignette

In the world of creative nonfiction, where I swim most of the time as a writer, brevity is not only a craft goal, but also closely associated with Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction. What follows, however, is a post adapted from a new ...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

Read-Along. Like a Ride-Along. But with books.

Let's pick up with the reading theme from the last post, shall we? I mentioned that I want...