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Aug 11

Rejecting Rejection with author Bobbi Miller

The Importance of Patience by Bobbi Miller I’ve long studied American folklore and history. In fact, I earned my MFA in writing for children from Vermont College in 2001, and was awarded honors with distinction for my MA in children’s literature degree from Simmons in 1995. During both of these degrees, I studied the folklore …

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Aug 05

Full Novel Revision Week Schedule

It’s almost time for the Full Novel Revision Week: YA, MG and More. Our participants have received their full novel feedback from their esteemed mentors–feedback letters and full novels with track changes and comments. Manuscripts are printing and bags are being packed. Check out the jam packed week of lectures, quiet revision time, visiting writers, …

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Jul 30

Book Buzz: A Strange Object Press

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by Gardiner Brown A couple of weeks ago, I drove out to the East Side to meet with Callie Collins and Jill Meyers, co-directors of A Strange Object press, one of Austin’s newest small, independent publishers. A Strange Object is run out of a thoughtfully-furnished one-room office, their signature red backward-slash painted on one wall, …

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Jul 28

Rejecting Rejection with author Cynthia Levinson

The Tragic Romance of Rejection by Cynthia Levinson Rejections? Let me count the ways. Not just the number, but the ways. When you’re a nonfiction writer, rejection comes in many forms as well as at many times. I won’t even go into my first picture book manuscript, Mr. Bellow Lost His Cello, which won a …

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Jul 22

Rejecting Rejection with poet and author E. Kristin Anderson

by E. Kristin Anderson I have a shoebox full of rejections. The shoebox once contained my favorite sneakers – a pair of PF Flyers that I bought when I first moved to New York in 2006. I’m sad to report that the sneakers are no longer with us. The rejections, however? I have every single …

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Jul 09

Book Buzz: Review of “Notes from No Man’s Land” by Eula Biss

by Gardiner Brown When I first opened Eula Biss’s book, Notes from No Man’s Land, I was confused. I had been told that this was a collection of essays about race in the United States, but the first several pages were about the history of the telephone pole and Bell Telephone Company’s attempts to stop the …

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Jun 30

Rejecting Rejection with author Janet Fox

In this Monday’s Rejecting Rejection, award-winning author Janet Fox describes her journey up the ladder to a successful writing career, and how the best way to deal with rejection is to use it in whichever way gets you one step further up that ladder. Using Rejection as a Rung in Your Ladder to Success by Janet …

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Jun 25

Book Buzz: Review of “Rhyme Schemer” by K.A. Holt

by Jenna Jaco K.A. Holt’s Rhyme Schemer does a remarkably good job of balancing angst and artistry. We meet Kevin, a young boy with a very established (if not positive) reputation, a healthy dose of individualism, and a ton of stuff to say. He’s the “tough guy” who runs into a crisis upon realizing that he–brace …

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Jun 23

Rejecting Rejection with Roller Girl and Editor Jodi Egerton

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When I moved to Austin for graduate school in 1998, I found myself in a rut. I was working, and teaching, and reading, and writing papers. I was excelling. And I was bored. I joined an improv troupe. Suddenly, six times a weekend, I threw myself on stage and flung myself at the whims of …

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Jun 19

Book Buzz: Beach Reads for the Summer Season

by Jessica Hincapie As someone who grew up in South Florida, the word “summer” brings with it specific images of mosquitoes, heavy rains, and of course… the beach. Despite the rainy days, my friends and I always managed to find time to pack up the car and go to the beach. Everyone has their own …

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