Q: Do you write a story on a computer or on paper first?

A few years back, I took a writing class with a journalist in Nashville named Gloria Ballard.  Most of the students, including me, brought notebooks and pens.  I believe only two students brought a laptop on which to compose.  I remember her being genuinely shocked by this.  While she said she was encouraged by us […]

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Q: I just took your course. Will you read my manuscript?

First of all friend, thank you for choosing my course out of all of the others on the internet. I know the stiff competition I am up against, and I’m flattered and forever grateful. That being said, I can no longer keep up with the numerous requests from students to read their work as I […]

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Q: What’s with all the dinosaur bones?

Oh, you mean these bones – The better question is why don’t you have dinosaur bones all over your website, sir or madam or person. Look, I’m a simple lady. I like dinosaurs. I like museums. Going to the Field Museum was on my travel wishlist. So, I went. I loved it. It was amazing. […]

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