Margaret Atwood’s MasterClass on Creative Writing

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[I began writing this post in January 2020 as I was going through the MasterClass. Just put the finishing touches on it this morning and finally publishing it now!] Last year for Christmas, I received an annual pass to masterclass.com as a gift that runs out on January 29th (next week). Therefore, as my main writing career focus, since I started working from MillHouse last week, I’ve been completing Margaret Atwood’s (author of The Handmaid’s Tale) course on creative writing. Throughout 2019, I went through Judy Blume’s MasterClass on her writing process, Joyce Carol Oates’ on The Art of the Short Story in October as I prepped for NaNoWriMo, Neil Gaiman’s Art of Storytelling, and David Sedaris’ on Storytelling & Humor, and for each, I’ve saved the downloadable workbooks […]

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“Are you scared?”

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“Are you scared?” “Are you scared?” After he asked me the question Thursday night, Reid’s voice echoed inside my head. And my gut reaction instantly was to nod my head “yes” and let the tears flow. *** I don’t even remember the first part of our conversation leading up to that question right now, just that my perception of it was clouded by how freaked out I was getting that NaNoWriMo started the next day. Reid, noticing my impending distress, took off his headset, set down the Xbox controller, and came to sit next to me on the couch. Wrapping his arms around me, he asked an honest and insightful question that maybe only someone who knows me so well could. “Are you scared?” And holy moly, am I […]

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