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I learn the facts of life, by Beth Mende Conny

I learn the facts of life

I’m often asked what it’s like to be a writer — how I spend my days, how I experience the world. And so I will be sharing occasional essays from the front lines of my writing life. Enjoy! I am 10-years-old. My friend Laura asks, “Do you know where babies come from?” I don’t like her tone; it is more of a taunt. Laura is as close to being a woman of the world as […]

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Facebook Link Roundup

Here’s a recap of some great Web links I’ve posted on Facebook. New ones go up every Thursday, so “Like” Write Directions. And don’t forget to subscribe to Write Directions’ monthly newsletter, which also lists resources for writers, in addition to original articles, publishing info, inspirational quotations, etc. Report accurate medical facts Do you need facts or stats on medical conditions for your writing project? This CDC website is a great resource for that.   […]

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Stinky comets and impatient cashiers, by Beth Mende Conny

Stinky comets and impatient cashiers

I’m often asked what it’s like to be a writer — how I spend my days, how I experience the world. And so I will be sharing occasional essays from the front lines of my writing life. Enjoy! After 23 years of wind and ants brazenly entering our home, Joe and I decide to replace the back door. We make the long-awaited decision over breakfast and map out the route we will take around Frederick […]

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