Category: Writing

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On Having an Intimate Relationship with my Paper Shredder my Jabberwockcold, black, hollow insideI named it, it only seemed rightso much time spent together whiiirrr vvrap vvrap whiiirrrthe refuse of my daily lifeneatly and viciously handledfood for the otherwise silent whiiirrr whiiirrr vvrap vvrapone sheet, two sheet, plastic cardI’ve been pre-approvedenough to cover the national debt  released […]

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Bored.

So I wrote a book. Let me back up a little. I’ve written several books. Six children’s books, two novels (well three technically, though that one is half finished) and I’m about to launch another in the next few days. Where are they? Oh, yea. Unpublished. This year’s theme has been “Shine” for me for a […]

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Setting the Tone

I’m working on Stalemate again. Val and I have been meeting with two close friends for a critique group every couple of weeks and we have been breaking it down, chapter by chapter. It has taken on a life of its own and I am very grateful for the feedback. It has also been a […]

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Comfort Zones are Overrated

Spy. Classroom. Scalpel. I got my round one writing assignment for NYCMidnight’s Flash Fiction Challenge at midnight Friday night and have been writing, rewriting, outlining, and generally banging my head on a pillow. We were given 48 hours so the deadline is midnight tonight. I’m at 846 words out of the needed 1,000 for submission. I’ve never written Spy […]

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Starting Over

4782 became 2517 about 5 minutes ago.  I’ve started over. With a 1700 per day daily average, NaNoWriMo is a wonderful challenge if you want to make your writing a daily practice. If you beat it, you can look back on it and say you’ve written a book. It may not be a very good book, […]

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Finding Your Story’s Voice

Have you ever written a story in one format, only to decide that it just didn’t sound like itself? As though it had a frog stuck in its throat, hidden behind an ornate mask at a masquerade ball, trying to act like something it’s not. Birth I graduated with my Creative Writing MFA in October […]

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Let the wordiness begin!

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter,so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain Well, it’s that time of year again. No, it’s after Halloween and Christmas, thankfully, is still a few weeks away. Nope, it’s write-till-you-drop month. That’s right, it’s November – National Novel Writing Month AND National Blog Post […]

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Squirrel

The Three Dollar Squirrel, a monthly zine by writers for writers on the act, art, and process of writing will be getting a facelift and relaunching August 2012. Posing one question per month, the Squirrel will be offering participants the chance to tell the story of their own process as insight and encouragement to other […]

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“Unrecumbent”

From every length In spite of gravity I myself am Transformed. Designed, Step-by-step, A preposterous verdue Beneath coarser grass. Conspicuous. Unrecumbent. Patient from broad, keen storms. Cheerful. From morn now creeps ivory. _________ (c) 2011 Ana Maria Selvaggio

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