Saturday, 18 February 2017

One Room newsletter

Here is the latest One Room newsletter for my followers to peruse:


Good Reads

The Myth of "the Writer": "Don't romanticise your 'vocation.' You can either write good sentences or you can't. There is no 'writer's lifestyle.' All that matters is what you leave on the page..." | OneRoom
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9 Helpful Publications & Columns: "When coaching the writers in my group, I often find myself recommending articles and publications that will be helpful to members of my OneRoom novel group. Here are nine publications with great reference material..." | OneRoom
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Words of Wisdom

"Read widely...and sometimes while immersed in the multitude voices of others, you just might find your own."
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"Make it so good and so clear that it doesn't need any further explanation."
– Shel Silverstein
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“When you're an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy."
– Amanda Palmer
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OneRoom News

Reviews from OneRoom members:

New Coaches

Brendan Halpin
Brendan is the author of over a dozen novels for both teens and adults (so far!), including the ALA Alex Award-Winning Donorboy, A Really Awesome Mess (with Trish Cook) and, writing as Seamus Cooper, The Mall of Cthulu.

If you're interested in working with Brendan, apply soon! There are only 15 spots available in his group, and our groups have been filling up fast.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Rowan is the author of the novel Harmless Like You. She has a BA from Columbia University, and MFA from the UW-Madison. Her short work has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, Guernica, and NPR'S Selected Shorts, among other places. She has received residencies from the Gladstone Library and Hedgebrook. 

If you're interested in working with Rowan, we suggest applying soon. There are only 13 spots left, and our groups have been filling up fast.
Caroline Goodwin
Caroline has published four poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection, Trapline (2013). Her next collection, The Paper Tree, is forthcoming in April 2017 from Big Yes Press. She attended Stanford in 1999 as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry, served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA from 2014 - 2016, and currently teaches at Stanford Continuing Studies and California College of the Arts in Oakland.

There are only 15 spots left in Caroline's group, so apply soon!
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