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Teaching at Stonecoast II

This is the second in my “Teaching at Stonecoast” series, about what I did during this summer’s Stonecoast MFA Program residency. In this post, I want to talk more about the sorts of things we covered in my two workshops. … Continue reading

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Teaching at Stonecoast I

I’m recovering from the Stonecoast summer residency. What, you may ask, is Stonecoast? And what is a residency? Stonecoast is the MFA program in which I teach, and the residency is a ten-day period when all the students and faculty … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Song

Autumn’s Song by Theodora Goss You are not alone. If they could, the oaks would bend down to take your hands, bowing and saying, Lady, come dance with us. The elder bushes would offer their berries to hang from your … Continue reading

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Ordinary Pleasures

Last summer, I spent a month in Budapest, taking a class in Hungarian. This summer, I organized my taxes. I’m not kidding, I really did organize my taxes. It’s such a relief, having all that paperwork organized into individual folders, … Continue reading

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Snow White Learns Witchcraft

Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss One day she looked into her mother’s mirror. The face looking back was unavoidably old, with wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. I’ve smiled a lot, she thought. Laughed less, and cried a … Continue reading

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Heroine’s Journey: Temptations and Trials

I was so busy last week that I didn’t have time to write a blog post. At the moment I’m trying to finish putting together a new short story collection, and also preparing for the Stonecoast residency, where I will … Continue reading

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Heroine’s Journey: Leaving Home

I’m going back a bit. As you may remember, the Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey looks like this: 1. The heroine receives gifts. 2. The heroine leaves or loses her home. 3. The heroine enters the dark forest. 4. The heroine … Continue reading

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