Widening Your Writing Circle: Critique Groups

Writing can be a lonely business. For most of us to focus on our work, we need to be in a place of quiet, calm and solitude. This is wonderful for wading through your book draft or crafting beautiful verse. In some ways, it’s not so good for your mental health. People are social creatures.

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Coming Home: Is Your Genre Right for You?

Two weeks ago I moved to a new house. It was an uprooting, unsettling experience in many ways. I felt homesick for my old place where I’d been for so many years. And it made me think–once the dust had cleared–that sometimes you don’t know where your true home is until you leave it.

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