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StoryhackVT: How We Did It

With 82 votes, The Burlington Writers Workshop took fourth place in the first annual StoryhackVT. It’s an admirable finish and I’m proud of what our team has written/produced. As fans of “Patch-22” will note, we focused on as linear a … Continue reading

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How to Become a Young Writers Project Mentor

Some of you have asked for more information about how to be a mentor for kids and young adults involved with the Young Writers Project. Here’s a quick Q&A. What does being a mentor involve? All you have to do … Continue reading

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BWW in the Burlington Free Press

Sally Pollak of the Burlington Free Press published a feature piece about the Burlington Writers Workshop in today’s BFP. Thanks to everyone who helped Sally write this article. I appreciate your kind comments. If the response to this article is … Continue reading

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Richard Russo On That Last Two Percent

Novelist Richard Russo recently spoke at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In his hour-long conversation with VCFA President and novelist Thomas Greene, he spoke about the value of formal education for writers. In describing his MFA experience, Russo said, “What … Continue reading

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Hack A Story!

Let’s assemble a team of tech-savvy writers for the first annual StoryhackVT. We need a team of five writers who can write and produce a story on at least three digital media platforms in fewer than 24 hours. This will … Continue reading

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On the Value of Encouragement

After having my story discussed at the workshop on July 10th, I left the workshop with a stack of copies of my story, each one of them marked with helpful comments. I made it halfway up Church Street before sitting … Continue reading

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Seven Days: “The BWW Has Ballooned, and Published”

Seven Days has published a wonderful article about what The Burlington Writers Workshop has been doing. On the night of the interview, reporter Margot Harrison had originally planned to leave before 8 o’clock, but ended up staying beyond that time. … Continue reading

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Chekhov’s Six Short Story Principles

I’ve been working on short stories lately, and every time I sit down to revise one, I’m reminded of how difficult they are. In my MFA workshops, my short stories were shot so full of holes that revising them seemed … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper Into The BWW

I sat down with Elsie Lynn at The Essex Reporter a few weeks ago to talk about the Burlington Writers Workshop. This conversation was longer than the one I had with Molly Smith at WCAX, and we had a chance … Continue reading

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The Book Launch

The Book Launch Party was a great success. For me, this was a loyalty event, a hearty “thank you” to all of the people who have supported this project. If everyone walked away feeling like their contributions were appreciated, then … Continue reading

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