Category Archives: career

Waiting for a job? grad school? publishing deal? Here’s HOW TO WAIT BETTER:

WAITINGMy latest for Ploughshares Literary Magazine is a bit of a confession:

I SUCK AT WAITING. And so do many other writers and artists. We hover over email inboxes, trying to survive the feeling of teetering on someone else’s whim. Thus:

Hey Writers: Four Steps to Better Waiting

Check it out, leave a comment. Tell me what you’re making.

Whatever you’re waiting on, you can wait better.

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Writing in a Changing World: Craft, Readerships, and Social Media

breaking newsOk WriterFriends,

My latest blog for Ploughshares Literary Magazine is all about navigating writing as a career: Learning publishing/submissions, taking risks, defining success for yourself,  sustaining your writing practice even if you’re not part of a writing community, etc. (I KNOW.)

It’s an interview with Stephanie Vanderslice, director of the Arkansas Creative Writing MFA program, author several how-to creative writing books, and HuffPost’s resident Writing Advice columnist. She’s known for her (somewhat controversial) stance on teaching career ins & outs along with craft —
If you’re a writer, bookmark this thing.

Check it out here!

PS – Especially great for writers who have an MFA, are getting one, and/or who are contemplating one in the future. Head here and lend your thoughts in the Comments.

 

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