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Writing a book? You need to take this class.

Posted by Kate Tuttle on

Let's say you've been working on a memoir or a collection of essays. Or perhaps you're trying to pull together all the advice you want to pass along in your field -- a guidebook to adopting internationally, an insider's look at how to start a community garden.  What you need to write -- right now -- is a book proposal. A proposal is your first tool to get your book published. The right proposal will help you find an agent, a publisher, an audience for your work.  How to get started? Take a three-hour class taught by Valerie Boyd, award-winning...

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Writing Is Good for You -- Membership Makes It Easier

Posted by Kate Tuttle on

Yes, it can be frightening to face the blank page. Yes, your life is busy and sometimes just watching TV can feel more enticing than getting to work on your own computer screen. But writing -- whether it's poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, what have you -- is good for you.  Creative work that engages mind and memory literally lights up your brain. According to the neuroscientist writing in this Psychology Today article, "creative writing is one of the best exercises we can do for aging brain."  So how do you carve out the time and space -- not only mental space but...

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