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The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: On Secondary Locations and Not Packing It In

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Recently, Jordan Rosenfeld, who has a great new book out called A Writer's Guide to Persistence, asked a great question on social media: when did you persist through a challenge as a writer? Motivated by the fact that the best answer would win a free book--I am a total sucker for free stuff, especially books--I started thinking.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Dear AWP First-Timer

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

In true glass-half-full, pony-in-there-somewhere, writing-geek style, I choose to focus on what I have to look forward to at AWP, situations that, writing and teaching in America's southern heartland, I can't experience any other way.

The Geek's Guide the Writing Life: Write What Only You Can Write

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 03.31.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

If you put in the time and the energy and, instead of worrying about the competition, celebrate the fact that someone else is doing wonders with words, wonders that will continue to build a reading and writing future for all of us, you'll find that sweet spot too.