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AWP16: Attending the Writing Industry’s Largest Event

In advance of The Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference and bookfair, you can find serious tips and tricks for surviving it, and humorous explorations, such as this field guide.

April 18, 2016
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Look sharp! Editing adds professionalism.

Professional Tip: Hire an editor to refine your language. Wait– maybe “refine” isn’t the best word for what I do, because most of my clients are average-Joes who don’t want to sound like they are drinking tea with their pinkies in the air.

March 10, 2016
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Sacramento editor keeping busy this winter

I thought I’d post a quick rundown of what’s been keeping me occupied lately, and what I’m looking forward to in the near future. I continue to work with short-story and novel writers to hone their craft.

January 28, 2016
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Not blogging. Tweeting!

When I first started out with Twitter, I used #mymorningread and posted something from my email inbox that really grabbed me. I’ve been tweeting now for a few years @sacramentorobin. I haven’t thought about that old hashtag for a while though. I’m not really blogging so much any more. Will you come on over and…

December 8, 2015
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Fourth Anniversary for Under the Gum Tree

I received my print copy of Issue 17 today. It’s a fat one– 108 pages! And it is, as always, beautiful. The art on the cover and inside are interpretations of poetic forms by Scott Helmes, an artist who introduced himself to us at AWP in Minneapolis.

October 5, 2015
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