This morning WordPress showed me a link to this post: You Don’t Need an MFA to Be a Writer by Roxanna Coldiron. Though I direct a low-residency MFA program, I couldn’t agree more. I liked the post, but there was no way to comment, so I decided to write my response here. In her post,Continue reading “Do You Need an MFA to Be a Writer?”
While working on a way to export my submission records from SuperCard to a file, I discovered I’ve recorded submissions for 541 titles. Here’s what I did.
The story behind the poems I’ll read at the Tennessee Williams Tribute, Sept. 12, 2020.
Over the past five years, I’ve been writing advice for MFA applicants. Here’s my latest post and links to more.
How I spent my Labor Day sending out submissions.
Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Trethewey’s memoir recounts her life with her mother and her odyssey to understand her mother’s murder at the hands of her stepfather. It is an exploration of memory and of the narratives we tell about our lives to make some senseContinue reading “Book Review: Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey”
A little rant about emails with false or misleading subjects. I just got one with the subject line “Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” The message went on to say that Justice Ginsburg would not be confirmed by the Senate today. On the one hand, that’s undoubtedly true. Mitch McConnell, the true subject of the email, probably wouldn’tContinue reading “Why I Delete Click Bait”
Remember all those pictures of kids on their first day of school? The pictures may be a little different this year. Yesterday was the first class day at Mississippi University for Women, where I have taught for 26 years, and though campus was abuzz with activity (at least compared to being a ghost-town during quarantineContinue reading “First Day of School”
I’d like to thank Alan Squire Publishing @alansquirepub for their thoughtful rejection of my book. I mean it, and here’s why.
This summer WordPress.com announced a new feature that seemed promising. I tried it, but I don’t think it will work for me. Here’s why. I use WordPress Personal, and have always had the option to upgrade to WordPress Premium in order to do sales. The problem is, all I want to sell are a fewContinue reading “WordPress Payments Block — Promising, Yet No Thanks.”