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Capturing Iceland

This is my Iceland Writers Retreat writing competition submission. While I didn't win this year, I was one of the finalists. I'm including the photos I took during the 2014 layover that inspired this piece. The rules: Iceland – Regard the Moon! Many authors have drawn parallels between Iceland and the moon. Write a max 500-word… Continue reading Capturing Iceland

Writing

Adventures in Self-Publishing with Lilly Maendel

While many of you are slogging through years of classes in pursuit of your MFAs and sketching outlines of your first novels, my 6-year-old niece Lilly is already one step ahead of you. With only a kindergarten education, she has penned numerous short stories and is well-known in her North St. Paul neighborhood.  Lilly travels door to door, selling her work for 50… Continue reading Adventures in Self-Publishing with Lilly Maendel

Writing

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

What was supposed to be a fun story for the Weekly Writing Challenge, turned into something a bit deeper. Maybe later this week I'll write a second, happier story and actually follow the directions (there was supposed to be a picture of a genuinely happy person attached to this as well. In fact, this is pretty much the… Continue reading Truth is Stranger than Fiction