Monthly Archives: April 2007

Binging on Atwood

At my last writing group meeting, we talked about the authors who had significantly influenced us as writers. One woman talked about a poet who helped her make the connections between art and politics. Another woman brought in poetry texts from

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Final edits

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. I mailed out the Stealing Nasreen galley, marked up with anxious notes and strikethroughs and last-minute edits, to my publisher this past Monday. It’s been emotionally difficult to stop editing the book, to quit fussing

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why I write fiction

My writing group did a free writing exercise on why we write this week. I like to express myself politically, socially, professionally. But why I write fiction is a little harder to explain…Sometimes, I feel like my characters “visit” me. They

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