Category: Writing

Among Animals 3 Interview

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An interview with AMONG ANIMALS 3 contributor JoeAnn Hart  April 20, 2022 by Midge Raymond This interview was conducted and edited by Ashland Creek Press intern Rachel Harris. Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I am currently working on Arroyo Circle, a novel about wildfires and floods set in Boulder, Colorado, […]

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Paths to Publication: Small Presses and University Presses

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It surprises me, and makes me a little sad, when I hear writers say they have given up on a book manuscript. Either they have an agent who has exhausted the traditional Big Five publishing houses (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster), or they were unable to secure an agent in […]

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Writing Process Blog Hop

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At every reading or workshop I give, a hand will raise and the question is asked: Where do I get my ideas from? And here’s the god’s honest truth: I don’t know! Who can keep track of what comes and goes through the labyrinth of flesh known as the brain? That’s not what I say […]

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Writing Wild

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Writing Wild Forming a Creative Partnership With Nature By Tina Welling New World Library, 2014   My favorite quote from Writing Wild is one Tina Welling borrows from Jesus, of all people: “If you bring forth what is within you, what is within you will save you.” This comes from the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas, which was […]

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The Beautiful Fiction

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    The Bible is the best selling book in the world — more people have read it than any other text.  It is, from a publishing standpoint, a miracle, more spectacular than if they could turn water into wine, and even more profitable.  It’s been printed in every language, in every country, and can […]

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