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Keeping It Real

Recently, I was looking at another writer’s biography and noticed that he had attended all sorts of prestigious writing residencies. And I thought, wait, am I supposed to be applying for those? Maybe I should be applying for residencies and … Continue reading

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Stasis and Stability

It feels strange to be where I am now: for the first time in, well, ever, my life feels stable. Oh, I know that could change tomorrow. I’ve gone through so much instability in my life that stability actually worries … Continue reading

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Guilt and Shame for Writers

I’ve been thinking about this issue a lot. Several days ago, I posted the following: 1. Guilt and shame are the enemies of the artist. 2. Guilt is when you feel as though your time should be spent doing something … Continue reading

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The Joy of Poetry

I’ve been writing poetry for as long as I can remember. The earliest poems of mine that I still have are from high school. That’s when I started writing seriously, on scraps of paper, whatever I had on hand, and … Continue reading

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How to Make It Snow

How to Make It Snow by Theodora Goss First you must fall down the well. At the bottom of the well is the country at the bottom of the well. That is its name, the only one it has. You … Continue reading

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Heroine’s Journey: Death and Disguise 2

I was reminded recently of how the Fairy Tale Heroine’s Journey that I’m describing might be helpful to people: or at least to me. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I teach a university class on fairy … Continue reading

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Why You Might Be a Witch

Why You Might Be a Witch by Theodora Goss Because sometimes you dream of flying the way you used to. Because the traffic light always changes for you. Because when you throw the crusts of your sandwich to sparrows in … Continue reading

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