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How to Find the Time to Write

I was chatting with a writing friend about the day job dilemma as a writer. How do you find the time to write when you work full-time, just had a baby, or you have 18 million other things you must do? Before I went freelance full-time, I worked full-time for 12 years while writing at […]

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Opening My Own Etsy Shop

After months of planning I finally opened my Etsy.com shop, Typecraft. My friend Beth who I interviewed about her Esty shop, BShorr Handmade, helped push me along to finally opening it. I was scared about opening it, delaying it each month, because it seemed so hard to do. But Beth urged me on (and several […]

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Applying to Artist Residencies, Part 2

Recently, I got my first blog-related email (yeah!) about my blog post about applying to artist residencies from reader Caroline Hurley. Caroline, a visual artist, had questions about applying to artist residencies as a first-time applicant. What Caroline wrote to me: I am applying to Jentel, VCCA, Anderson Ranch, and Blue Ridge, and a couple […]

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Why You Should Apply to Artist Residencies

My filmmaker and writer friend David Licata and I first met in New York City when we both worked at a nonprofit. As a fellow artist, David casually mentioned one day that he was applying to artist residences. As a fresh-out-of-an-MFA program writer, I had no idea what an artist residence was. David encouraged me […]

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