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In Memory of Jane

Jane Underwood, my writing teacher, died in February after an 11-year battle with breast cancer.  Her life will be celebrated in the AIDS Grove in Golden Gate Park tomorrow morning. I’ve been trying to write this post all week. My relationship … Continue reading

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On Applying Criticism

I’m working on polishing up a story I wrote more than 30 years ago.  It was my submission story for Clarion. (Back then, you only needed to write one.)  I workshopped it for years afterward, trying to get it right. … Continue reading

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It takes an army to learn to write

I have been blessed with an army of writing teachers.  I’m sure I’ve forgotten some here, but these were so important to my growth as a person and a writer that their names are engraved on my heart.  Let this … Continue reading

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The Red Room Writers Society

I met Ivory Madison in October 2004 when I was a new mom with a colicky preemie.  Before the baby came, I nourished fantasies of spinning out novels while she slept.  Afterward, I learned to use naptime to shower or try to … Continue reading

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