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In the February 2022 issue of The Writer, Yi Shun Lai takes a look at the state of Native American literature, starting with her own misconceptions about where and how this canon of work should present itself. She admits, “I have a lot to learn about Native American literature –More

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“…we need big stakes for our protagonists. The weight of literally saving the world doesn’t have to be on their shoulders, but figuratively, it should be.” In the January/February 2022 issue of Writer’s Digest, Sharon Short writes about how to get your readers to care about your protagonist – inMore

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What does our literary work owe us in return for bringing it out into the world? If you’re a professional writer, it owes you a living – at least that’s how you need to frame the relationship for it to make sense. But beyond that; what are we owed byMore

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“Poetry is experiencing a new golden age, with young writers of color taking the lead,” reads the headline of an article published by CNN recently. The article cites the recent rice to prominence of poets like Rupi Kaur who has millions of followers on Instagram, Tyehimba Jess who won theMore

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Writers Digest has a section themed ‘5-Minute Memoir where they invite writers to do a 600-word reflective essay on the writing life.  The September/October edition of the magazine carries a ‘5-Minute Memoir’ by Paul Nicolaus where he recalls the first time he heard Anne Lamott‘s advice for writers to produceMore