April, 2013

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Edit, Edit, Edit

Writing Reflections from Mary Hotvedt Happy to say I’m down to the last ten chapters on the second edit of a novel. I finished the first draft many months ago. I worked in a writers’ group—very helpful. But the thought of editing paralyzed me. I edited the first chapters fourRead the Rest…


Running a Creative Writing Group

RUNNING A CREATIVE WRITING GROUP JJ Wilson, Writer-in-residence at Western New Mexico University For the last couple of years, I’ve run a creative writing group that meets twice a month at Western New Mexico University. I’ve discovered that our small community harbours genuine literary talent and writers who take theirRead the Rest…


Reading New Mexico’s DNA

Book review Rick Collignon: A Santo in the Image of Cristóbal García The story starts simply enough, for it’s a Rick Collignon novel. A fire burns in the mountains above Guadalupe, New Mexico, and Flavio Montoya struggles to irrigate his late sister’s fields. Then the story gets a little complicated,Read the Rest…


National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, as designated by the Academy of American Poets.  The event is sponsored by several different cultural/literary, education, and publishing organizations including the American Booksellers Association and American Libraries magazine (published by the American Library Association).  You may notice National Poetry Month posters appearing in theRead the Rest…


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