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Writers Conference Workshops

Most writers have heard the harrowing tales of MFA workshop: Tales of professors lighting manuscripts on fire, calling the writing worthy of Danielle Steele, or worse using words like “hate” … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Are Group Dynamics?

dy·nam·ic [dahy-nam-ik] adjective Also, dy·nam·i·cal. 1.pertaining to or characterized by energy or effective action; vigorously active or forceful; energetic: the dynamic president of the firm. 2.Physics. a.of or pertaining to … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Revelations and Reveals

It was beginning to feel like they were really a team, with Erik bringing his own ideas and talent to the equation. Vincent trusted and seemed to really appreciate him, … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Revising, revising, revising.

Where does it end? That is a tougher question than where does revision  begin. Years ago, I met a woman at a novel writers workshop who wrote the most eloquent prose. … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Novel, Novel, Quite Contrary…

For months, I’ve been posting excerpts of my Ivy Street Salon writing workshop student’s pieces (The Revisionistas). Together we work on short stories, novels, personal essays and various and sundry … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Drag Queens, Port Wine Stains & Not-So-Under Undercover Cops

I looked at Miss Gilpin’s lovely brown hair and resisted the urge to stroke the perfect flip grazing her shoulders, to bury my head on her shoulder and finger the … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Caprese, Footballs, Guilt & Telephone Calls

When I woke up at Joel’s apartment, there was only a table lamp throwing a puddle of low golden light near the sofa I was on. I knew instantly where … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Embryos, TeePees & Arcueil

My daughter was one of them. When she took root inside me, she wasn’t alone. Another one dug in too. They were my blastocysts, beautiful, multi-cellular, and cultivated by the … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Portraitist, Positivity, Pince Nez & Spies

I read the name, Leee Black Childers, and looked at the picture of an old man, blurred and fleshy with heavily tattooed crossed arms sticking out of a simple cotton … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

High-Fives, One-Night Stands & L’eggs Panty Hose

~Excerpt from The Level and The Square, a novel-in-progress by Ruth Roberts: She looked for his large ‘fro, like a dark thundercloud over his head, taller by half a foot … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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