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New column: “Graduation stirs many emotions”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is about graduation, ceremony–marking the moments in our lives–change, and moving on. To read, click here. (And sorry for the strange link: The newspaper usually puts it up online, but for some reason … Continue reading

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Recap from the 2nd Annual Novel Retreat at the Vermont College of Fine Arts

This week I returned from six days in Montpelier, Vermont, at the 2nd Annual Novel Retreat located on the campus of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I attended the Retreat both as a participant, and as the graduate assistant to … Continue reading

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Novel Retreat in Gorgeous Montpelier, Vermont – Now taking applications!

Hi, all. I’m excited to share that the Novel Retreat at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, Vermont–held in May 2015–is now open for applications. If you’re a prose writer working in the long form (AKA the novel), … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimmage Day 4: MFA Graduation & We Hit the Road!

It’s laughable how long it’s taking me to post about my literary pilgrimmage through New England and on down the east coast back to Western North Carolina. Especially considering it happened in JULY. But such is life. Here are the links … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimage Day 3: Hiking Mt. Holyoke & on to Vermont

It’s taking me a while to get these posts about my Literary & History Pilgrimage done, and for that I apologize. My newly-minted five year-old starts kindergarten next week, I start teaching my college students again this week, and my … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimage, Day 2: Orchard House, Dickinson Museum, Mt. Holyoke

Whew. Let me say that again. Whew. I am home, finally, after an almost three-week trip up to New England and back again. In that time I took a two-day novel research trip to Massachusetts, attended my last residency as … Continue reading

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Literary Pilgrimage & Road Trip: Day 1 (or, really, Day 1/2)

So, here I sit, in my dorm room at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. It’s been a whirlwind of a four days since I left North Carolina, and I know I need to document it as promised. Here we … Continue reading

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Fasting from the Internet

Hello, all. Just wanted to let y’all know that I’m taking a brief Internet fast until Tuesday, November 12th. This means that I won’t be posting here, at my blog, over on my author Facebook page, from my Twitter account … Continue reading

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A Winter Reading List

So, I’m boldly entering my 3rd semester as a graduate student in the MFA in Writing program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I say “boldly” because I’m due to have Baby 2 one month before the semester officially … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again

So, long-time readers of my blog, The Writing Scott, know that I really dig this title. I’ve used it before. But I can’t help it; it’s such a great song sung by the wonderful Gene Autry. Back in the saddle … Continue reading

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