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Success Story: Writing Forward’s Melissa Donovan Publishes a Book of Original Creative Writing Exercises

Melissa Donovan is one of those lighthouse people. She guides others to a better understanding of the landscape–which, in her case, is the nuanced coastline of creative writing. She is the founder and editor of Writing Forward. Since 2007, she has … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge #4: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

This is the front cover of the sesquicentennial edition of the Vassar Quarterly, the alumnae/i magazine. (Yes I went there, hence deferring to the publication’s inclusive and always consistent use of alumnae/i to recognize and celebrate its heritage as a … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge #1

I built my first two novels around in-depth character explorations, often sparked by a prompt from a fellow writer or from A WRITER’S BOOK OF DAYS, the wonderful guide by Judy Reeves. If the suggestion was “Write about the dark,” I’d ramble for … Continue reading

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