Art and War

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Make art. Because there are a lot of other people out there who are just as upset as you, but don’t know how to express it.

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Safety net

How to Juggle the Passion and the Grind

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

I recognize my side job as a safety net. And I’m a real bitch when I’m hungry.

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Growing Inside my Plays: On Writing + Motherhood

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Writer-parents bemoan the desire to over-blog about, spy on, pirate their children’s lives for literary material, but motherhood comes packed with stories.

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How I Became A Journalist in Berlin

| Ljubljana, SL | | 3 Comments

Weeks would go by with no response, and as the sun started to go down at 4 p.m. and funds were quickly running out, I decided to reevaluate my approach.

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The Power of Writing Groups

| New York City, NY, US | | 8 Comments

“What’s one thing you’d really like to accomplish?” she asked me as we passed through the subway turnstile.

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Blast Through Anxiety with Blather

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

Over the years, I’ve developed a decent workaround for a lot of my production-blocking anxiety.

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Hip Mama relaunch

Ariel Gore and the Return of Hip Mama

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I looked through all my back issues, and sure enough. Every single Tuesday for years and years: “Cancel therapy.”

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Buon Journal

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

For two Euros I acquired my first Italian keepsakes, a ball point pen and a lined notebook.

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Five Examples of Terrible Lyrics

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 35 Comments

Sometimes an awful song is saved by amazing lyrics. But more often a great song is ruined by terrible lyrics.

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Blackboard

Mother Professor: From Fear to Encouragement

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Tenure-track academia includes lots of last-minute-due-tomorrow-can’t-say-no type of requests. I had to find ways to deal with it.

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Cleaver

How To Take Criticism

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They don’t have anyone in their lives that loves them enough to tell them the truth.

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Good Fast Cheap by Jennifer Kes Remington - Pyragraph

Good, Fast, Cheap: You Can Only Pick Two!

| Los Angeles, CA, US | | 11 Comments

This is a prime example of something asked of an artist to be good and cheap — it is not going to be finished fast.

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Pigeon

Why I Can’t Talk to Anne Lamott

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Each time I see Anne Lamott, my subconscious takes a memo: you know that thing you are writing or were thinking of writing? You’d better get on it.

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The Accidental Filmmaker

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I’m still a writer first, and always will be. But filmmaking gave me a way to do it in the company of others.

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Zine Fests: Meccas of Joy for Writers

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 3 Comments

Zine fests are a great for meeting new authors and finding inspiration. They’re like art openings for writers! Here are some tips for tablers and attendees.

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Peri multi

Getting Knocked in the Head

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 8 Comments

Life has been hitting me on the head a bit harder lately, and I’m figuring out how to deal with it, emotionally, professionally and creatively.

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