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    Memphis Daytrippin’

    On Saturday, August 30th, I had the opportunity to travel to Memphis, Tennessee to visit with some writing friends. Susan Cushman hosted an event at her home and the guest speaker was Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts. He recently launched a new venture under his Nautilus Publishing Company called Triton Press, a hybrid publishing house.

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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…

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    It Is Done

    Back several months ago I decided to sign up for the 2011 Memphis Writing Workshop put on by my online writing friend Susan Cushman. Part of the workshop was to submit a 10-page creative nonfiction piece for the group critique session. Well, I hem-hauled around for forever on writing my 10-page essay. I mean I knew what I wanted to write about and I know I had to have bored the snot out of my writing group with the same ole stuff every week. First, I had to get my brain to wrap around what exactly this creative nonfiction genre was all about. I mean I had a notion of…