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April 5, 2017

"Let us forgive ourselves for writing poems that aren't better than every other poem that has ever been written." - Dean Young, The Art of Recklessness

As writers and poets, we must read. If we do not read, we will be horrible writers. This is nearly a universal truth,...

July 8, 2016

As a writer, my job (as I see it) is to make order from chaos—to bring sense and sequence to the uncomfortable, the disheartening, the indefensible. It is a task I take seriously; words—and the ways in which we use them—can change the world. Indeed they have, many time...

November 5, 2015

You do not owe anyone a justification. 

Seriously, you don’t. Not for anything. 

Not for your music or reading preferences. 

Not for how you dress. 

Not for what you want in bed or what excites you or turns you on. 

Not for who you love or how you love.  

No...

September 7, 2015

1. Writing for a living turns you into a different kind of writer. All writers are intricately tied to our work. We all view our identities as writers first and people second, but once you are a professional this identity takes on a new, heavier meaning. Slumps and blo...

September 2, 2015

1. There is a difference between surviving and living. Surviving is simple; you wake up and do what it takes to keep breathing until you go back to sleep. Living is something less definable and infinitely harder to accomplish. Living requires joy, purpose, or both. 

2...

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Sarah is a full-time author, editor, coach, and poet based in the Austin area. She writes and blogs about books, writing, publishing, politics, personal finance, migraine, chronic illness, motherhood, domestic violence, women's issues, and law. 

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