APR
09

The Felonious PhD: Interview with Cassandra D. Little

The Felonious PhD: Interview with Cassandra D. Little
“Even with all of the talk about mass incarceration right now, some experiences are missing,” says Cassandra Little. “Stories about women, queer women, and mothers are minimal.” Cassandra D. Little, Ph.D, blogged as The Felonious PhD throughout her own experience in the system and now plans to turn her story into a book. In this interview, we discussed pen-and-paper writing, drinking wine while writing, and how writing saved her life. Kristy Lin Billuni: Besides the forthcoming book, you ha......
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MAR
13

Daring To Write: Interview with Erika Martínez

Daring To Write: Interview with Erika Martínez
Women of Dominican descent living in the United States and women living in the Dominican Republic wrote the 25 pieces exploring power, migration, economic opportunity, social mobility, and education in Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women, edited by Erika M. Martínez and opening with a foreword by Julia Alvarez. Martínez writes creative nonfiction and poetry and edited the anthology, which took 8 years for her to complete. “Even thou......
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MAR
03

Feeling Stuck? Slow Down

Feeling Stuck? Slow Down
A lot of writers I meet try to edit while they write. Or they try to revise while they’re getting feedback. I’ve even seen a writer include an interview question in a query letter, thereby trying to do research while submitting. Not all writers use the exact same steps to get their writing done, but we do all have steps. If you don’t have steps, you may be taking several steps at the same time and living a certain kind of writer hell. My steps are: Research & Brainstorm Composing Transcribi......
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FEB
24

What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy

What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy
Michelle Elaine Kennedy wrote Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and Forgiveness while traveling. “It was an eleven-country trip around the world,” she says. “I was grieving the loss of my father on a rollicking adventure with a best friend.” The result is part memoir, part travelogue, part grief manual, and all heart. I caught up with Michelle to discuss the book, the writer identity, and what’s sexy about writing. Kristy Lin Billuni: One thing I love about this ......
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FEB
06

What To Write In Your Valentine: Tips & Steps

What To Write In Your Valentine: Tips & Steps
You made a nice card. Now the pressure’s on to write the perfect note to your valentine. I’ve got you. Tips: Sincerity is key. Show it by making an effort. Start thinking about what you want to write a couple days before you plan to deliver your valentine. You need some time to say what you really want to say. The valentine card itself is the final draft. Write your first draft on a screen or on another piece of paper. You don’t have to write anything long. You just have to write somet......
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