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“Best Practices” That Didn’t Work for Me

DIY MFA Book Club, Prompt #5: What’s one “best practice” that didn’t work for you? I have a number of these “best practices” that just don’t work for me. I’ve learned to take any and all advice with a grain of salt, even the ones that seem so ubiquitous that there’s no way it isn’t …

Storytelling Superpower

DIY MFA Book Club, Prompt #3: What’s Your Storytelling Superpower? Result: The Protector Your superpower is writing superheroes! Your favorite characters see their world in danger and will do whatever it takes to protect it and those they love in it. These characters may not wear spandex and capes, but they show almost superhuman fortitude …

Honoring My Reality

A prompt from the DIY MFA Book Club: Tell a story about a time when you had to honor your reality. Has there ever been a moment when writing felt completely incompatible with your real life–when it felt like there was just no way you could make the two exist together? The problem I have …

My Origin Story

A prompt from the DIY MFA Book Club: Writing is a superpower and every superhero has an origin story. What’s yours? When did you realize that you wanted to write? What motivated you to get started? I’m not sure that I can hone in on the exact moment where I remember thinking ‘Now I want …

What if I am?

Some of you may remember my trip to Vegas for the MasterTreat earlier this year. I got so much out of that weekend that it’s hard to even talk about it all, but one of the main things was that I felt a level of confidence there for almost the entire weekend, that I had …