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Speculative Poetry Class tomorrow!

Come take my first ever speculative poetry class tomorrow! Poetry requires intense linguistic control. Every word matters. Whether you’re a poet who wants to create fantastical verses, or a prose writer who wants to learn the finely tuned narrative power that … Continue reading Continue reading

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What I Tell My Introduction-to-Creative-Writing Students on The First Day of Class

“The first duty of the writer is the rectification of names—to name things properly, for, as Kung-fu Tze [Confucius] said, ‘All wisdom is rooted in learning to call things by the right name.’” —Sam Hamill, “The Necessity to Speak” To … Continue reading

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Retelling and Retaleing: Take a class with me and Cat Rambo!

Take an online class from me and Cat Rambo! May 21, 9:30-11:30 AM, Pacific Time. Personally, I love retellings. As a kid, I had a collection of picture books retelling the Cinderella story in a dozen different settings. SFWA president Cat Rambo … Continue reading Continue reading

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