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Tom Hallman, Jr., a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner for Feature Writing shares insights into focusing on what authors can learn from writing smaller pieces for markets that could be the beginning of one's literary career. Don't miss this one!
The article on personal essays set me thinking about the possibility of at least trying one of the ten types described by multi-published author Dinty W. Moore, a teacher in the creative nonfiction program at Ohio University. He organizes essays into contemplative, memoir, lyric, nature, travel, spiritual, gastronomical, humor, blog, and "everything else". There's definitely food for thought here.
It usually takes me several weeks to thoroughly digest (no pun intended) this magazine and the others to which I subscribe, but I never come away empty-handed--or empty-minded as the case may be! May I suggest that if you don't subscribe, you should--or at least visit your local library and spend some time reading an issue--or pluck one from the nearest newsstand. For the serious writer, it's well worth what you shell out of your pocketbook!
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