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    Mistakes

    So I was looking for some essay contests to enter and I found THE ONE, on my first try. It’s because I looked at the Creative Nonfiction website. I subscribe to their magazine and love it. Last year, I nearly submitted an essay for the Southern Sin issue but in the end, decided not to submit. But this new one? Oh yeah, I am definitely in and I think I could win it! Why? Because the topic is MISTAKES. Lordy! This one is right up my alley and they pretty much just handed it to me. My life, and my decisions, have been one mistake after the other. Let me…

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    A Writing Workshop

    So later this month I am attending the 2011 Memphis Creative Non Fiction workshop. In order to participate in the group critiquing portion of the workshop, all attendees were required to submit ten pages of creative nonfiction which include personal essay, memoir, travel writing, food writing, and/or journalistic writing. I decided to go with personal essay and I wrote about the decision I had to make about sending my 12-year old son away to military school. Well, yesterday I received all the other attendees writing. There are a total of ten people in my group (two groups of 10 for the entire workshop). Part of this group critique is for…