Do Women Simply Write Differently than Men?

Allow me to plant a bare foot firmly on a third rail of modern society: gender differences. This post is inspired by a column my friend and Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA classmate Laura Warrell shared with me. Published in Salon by Lorraine Berry, it's titled "Dear female students: Stop writing about men." Ms. …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 01/27/12

Today's creativity links outnumber the writing links two to one. I'm grateful to be named a Top 10 Blog for Writers, but I'm also grateful my readers tolerate my polymath interests. These, of course, are some of the links I tweeted this week, and thus are a reflection of what caught my fancy at a …

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Guest Post: Write Yourself a Bad Review

Today I'm honored to provide a guest post by author and writing mentor K.M. Weiland, whose blog Wordplay also was named a Top 10 Blog for Writers for 2011-2012. Her bio is below the post. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We all hate the critic in our heads. You know the one—talks with a nasal British accent, uses words …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week – 01/20/12

I may have announced yesterday that this ol' freelancer is looking to return to full-time salaried employment, but I'll still bring you the best links on creativity and writing (and a bonus topic this week, resolutions) on Twitter and here on The Artist's Road. Heck, removing the time I spend searching for work and handling …

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Maintaining Creative Momentum

I anticipated riding a wave as monstrous as the surfing delights found on Oahu's North Shore. Instead I've been floating in the bathtub that is the Gulf of Mexico post-hurricane season. Last July I rode a huge creative wave out of my first-ever MFA residency, seemingly unlimited energy that carried me through two "packets" of …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week — 01/13/12

Your patience has been rewarded. After a four-week hiatus, the Creativity Tweets of the Week makes its triumphant return. Once again I provide some of the best links on creativity and writing I sent via Twitter this week. Note I still provide a focus on creativity despite changing my Twitter handle yesterday from @on_creativity to …

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MFA Nugget: A Word from our Readers

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Now that I'm back from my second residency in the MFA in Writing program with the Vermont College of Fine Arts, I'd like to direct you to one more source of wisdom I learned from the last two weeks: YOU. It was hard to carve out time each day to write and upload …

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