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"...“What?” she said. “The moon!” I said. “Look at the moon!” I pointed out the window to the moon which had side-slipped off to the right, behind the tree line. “Just wait,” I said. “You’ll see.” When it finally appeared again, it seemed half the size as when I’d first spotted it. But she was at an age where she could still be delighted, even by an average looking moon. Such is the nature of eleven—that delicate, median hovering age—when a girl can be both child and woman; take pleasure from magical kingdoms as well as summer evenings. “It’s beautiful,” she said. “I wish you could’ve seen it when we came over that hill,” I said. “Here,” I said, “try and get a picture.” I tossed my phone into her lap. “I can get closer,” I said speeding up. I whipped around the corners, no longer wary of deer in the road, or mindful of the road at all. Instead, I looked up, navigated by the stars, the tree line, like a captain gone mad. “If I can just..."
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Excerpts from Kelly Fig Smith's piece, "Paper Moon" featured in our current issue.
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Tips are just tips. I can tell you what works for me and make suggestions, and you can ask every writer you meet what works for them, but at the end of the day you have to do the work and figure out what works for you. Your process will not look like anyone else's.
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It's often a continual loop of experimenting, trying new things, appropriating ideas from others, finding what doesn't work, stopping those things, adding in new hacks, rinsing, repeating, and even then it may be lot of back and forth before you see forward movement.
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It's weekend-eve, and if you're like me you try to dedicate some time for creative-work during the two-day break away from income-work. So consider this a friendly reminder when it comes to your process: you do you. Don't worry about what any one else is doing. Figure out what works for you, implement, take action, and move forward.
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TODAY! Join me at 5:30p Pacific for my weekly live show #AsktheEditor on Instagram and Facebook live.
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Ask the Editor is my weekly show where I answer your questions about:
📎 writing
📎 editing
📎 working with an editor
📎 becoming an editor
📎 creative writing
📎 creative nonfiction (my genre of specialty)
📎 storytelling
📎 self-publishing
📎 creativity
📎 creative process
📎 strategy
📎 brainstorming & organizing ideas
📎 project planning
📎 getting shit done (my super power)
📎 fostering a creative life & finding time for creative practice with a chronic illness
📎 holistic healing / health care / self care
📎 how writing plays a huge role in my health and healing
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I could go on, and I'm happy to talk about just about anything! Because, as I frequently say, the skills of an editor are ✨strategic✨ skills, which have broad application beyond just writing.
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So, whatcha got for me? Got a burning question you've always wanted to ask an editor (writing or otherwise)? Post it for me in the comments below (or send me a DM) and I'll answer it later today when I go live!
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Throwback to my writing weekend back in September at the wonderful and charming #vintageairstream trailer I found on #airbnb.
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Y'all, I'm super close to being done generating material for my book manuscript. From there the real work begins of shaping, editing, revising, and finding structure. Damn structure: my personal demon, my very own "He-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named."
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I need to get back to it and I will soon, very soon. I have a bonus weekend retreat planned for my holiday break between Christmas and New Year's and aim to complete the generating phase before the end of the year even if it's at the stroke of midnight.
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Tell me, friends: Where do you find motivation to write? Let me know in the comments! .
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Weekly #WRITEPROMPT
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Write an essay that begins with one of your memories of watching a dancer. How does the dancer’s body move through space? Did you feel a connection with the performance and the artist? Were you moved emotionally?
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Weekly #WRITEPROMPT
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The color yellow can conjure up feelings of joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Write about what the color yellow does do you, and why you think that is.
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Will you be joining us at #awp19 in Portland in a few months? It's right around the corner!
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Any opportunity to share true stories is a joy for us, and it's easy to get inspired when you're surrounded by fellow writers and publishers.
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Spent part of the weekend getting @undergumtree's #PushcartPrize nominations put together and getting them in the mail just in the nick of time for the post mark deadline yesterday. Congrats to these fine writers.⠀
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⭐️“Blusas,” Damián León @damleon (Jan '18)⠀
⭐️“In Search of Heroes,” Kristie Robin Johnson (April '18)⠀
⭐️“Humility,” Peter Grandbois (July '18)⠀
⭐️“The Zoo,” Kara Kahnke @powerfulcupcake (Oct '18)⠀
⭐️“Paper Moon,” Kelly Fig Smith @figgeypudding (Oct '18)⠀
⭐️“Sustenance,” Nicole Walker @nikwalker28 (Oct '18)⠀
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Making these selections is one of the hardest things to do (how do we select only six from everything we've published this year?) but it's also one of my favorites because it's such a privilege to honor these writers.⠀
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You can check these stories out with a back issue and digital copies are just $7.99. Link in bio 👆🏼⠀
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"When my husband and I found thick pale worms, we brought them for her to care for. In these moments I rediscovered my joy with her."
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Excerpts from Briana Loveall's piece, "Roots" featured in our current issue.
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Structure. Finding structure, that's my dragon to slay, and I'll be coming for it shortly in the coming weeks.
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As the end of the year approaches I find myself equally excited and scared about also coming to the end of generating work for my book project. Because you know what it means when you're done drafting? It's time to edit and revise and shape, and to me that's the hardest part.
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It's pretty safe to say that I've been working on this book for more than a decade, though when I started it ten years ago I didn't know it would be THIS book. And finishing is a scary place, because it means doing something with it—either taking it seriously to the next level with trying to get it published, or simply calling it done and moving on to the next project, regardless of whether it gets published.
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Writers: how do you get past the hard and scary parts of your work? Tell me your ways in the comments.
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Do you prefer to write on paper with pen or type on a keyboard?
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Whichever is your preferred method, if you have a nonfiction story to share, we want to read it!
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Accepting submissions for our upcoming issues. Submit your story now. Follow our link in bio to find out more.
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Weekly #WRITEPROMPT
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It's one of the biggest travel days of the year. Unfortunately, you get to the airport and your flight is cancelled and you are stuck there for 34 hours. Write a journal entry describing the situation.
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"His note could have read (although I don’t know, I never saw it): I am sorry this will hurt your feelings. I am sorry this will ruin your night, or maybe your life. But I have tried to do other things—I wrote you letters and made you a mixed tape, I ate your soggy pancakes and I took you to the Jane’s Addiction concert and I played dolls with you because you were my little sister but no matter what, no matter how many walks up Ferguson Canyon or how many hours cut from school to order fries on The Training Table’s table telephones, I did not feel like I was choosing. I felt like I was a country being mapped, playing a part, following the obvious choice that was really not a choice at all. I was a nice guy. I had curly hair and a soft mouth. I am choosing to hold the gun in that mouth and to make a bloody mess out of that curly hair. Please forgive me for being me. Not being."
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Excerpts from Nicole Walker's piece, "Sustenance" featured in our current issue.
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6 Keys to Outrageous Success as an Author
Tuesday webinar w/author success Jack Canfield: http://prsecrets.com/canfield-author-success-training.html

A long time ago, in the early days of trying to become a published author, Jack Canfield nearly maxed out his credit cards+144 publishers had rejected his book Chicken Soup for the Soul.

That’s more rejection than most of us can take. But Jack never gave up his dream of being a bestselling author+I hope you don’t either. If it’s what you truly want.
Because... Today, Jack is arguably the most successful, bestselling non-fiction author of all time.

He has over 500 million books in print+has launched 47 New York Times bestsellers (+even had 7 books simultaneously on the list at one point). Find out how Jack went from starving to star.
Whether your book right now is just a dream, a still-to-be-completed manuscript, or a published reality, this call could help you re-focus on what is most meaningful for you.

You'll discover: • Why becoming a bestseller is no longer about luck-it’s about having a plan.
• Key insights into how the publishing +book marketing game really works.
• A simple technique Jack used in writing his book The Success Principles, which allowed him to later sell thousands of copies to a single company. Plus, how Jack used the same method to land 50 speaking engagements-all because of something he did while writing the book.
• How he sold his first 20,000 copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul BEFORE he even had a publisher. http://prsecrets.com/canfield-author-success-training.html

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"It’s been two years since I left Florence when the August 2016 Central Italy earthquake hits. Though the natural disaster devastates towns 200-plus miles from where I studied, I think of the Arno, the stilts propping up the buildings lining its banks like medieval afterthoughts. I imagine the long limbs of the Florentine /pensione/ receptionist who I used to love, bent into unnatural angles by falling ceiling stones. Though I know he’s since left Florence for Milan and is no longer a receptionist, this does not stop me from wondering. I move one leg as if to stand but continue to sit, my body torn between these two movements. It seems more reflective of how I feel than directive motion: this indecision, this hovering.
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I visited Florence for the first time with my father when I graduated high school. My dominant memory was the gutters smelling of feces in the heat.
I returned my junior year in college as an exchange student. Thousands of Americans do this each year, post pictures of the /Duomo/ and take Italian 101 because their adviser requires it. My adviser required it.
My internship with a local English-language newspaper wasn’t required, but I still applied when I overheard..."
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Excerpts from Haley Swanson's piece, "A Domani" featured in our current issue.
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Write. Write. Write. Read. Read. Read. Repeat. If you want to be a better writer, you have to write. And also read. 📝📚
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Consider this your virtual kick-in-the-pants: Go. Do your work. 😊❤️
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Gearing up for another writing retreat weekend and am dreaming of my days in this lovely little #Airstream trailer I found on #Airbnb one mile from my house.⠀
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The "retreat" this weekend will be a stay-at-home version as all the travel in the last three months has really got me like, I just wanna stay home. And I have another trip coming up in two weeks.⠀
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So. I'll be hunkering down in my home office this weekend. Setting the timer. Closing the door. And not coming out for distraction breaks until the timer goes off. Will report back.⠀
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What are you up to this fine fall weekend? Tell me in the comments!
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