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Registration Now Open for 30th Annual Writers’ Institute!

Ready, set, register! The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of Continuing Studies in Writing's 30th Annual Writers' Institute has now opened registration for its April 2019 conference. What's the Writers' Institute? The Writers' Institute is the Midwest's premiere writing conference. Every year, it brings in hundreds of attendees from across the country and all corners of… Continue reading Registration Now Open for 30th Annual Writers’ Institute!

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Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?

Last Friday, I completed the copyedits for Accounting for it All, which is good news since the book is now out in less than a month! This round of edits was especially grueling, both because copyedits require a sharp look at the text itself, and also because of the timeline on which they had to be… Continue reading Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?

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Murder! The Literarily Literal

Kill your darlings, they say. Every writer has at least heard the phrase, and the interpretations of what it really means vary from deleting a favorite phrase to an entire beat or event. Those darlings aren't what bring me here today, however. Today we talk about murder--actual, literary murder. In literature as in life, people die. I can't… Continue reading Murder! The Literarily Literal