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WRITING IS EXCESSIVE DRUDGERY…

monk writing ...It crooks your back, it dims your sight, it twists your stomach and your sides. In other words, as if we didn’t already know it, the writing life has always been hard. But the MWA-NY Mentor Program does what it can to help, by pairing writers in any stage of their career with a mentor from among our Active members. Up until now, this mentoring has focused strictly on manuscript development. Now that I’m in my second year of chairing the program, I am looking for ways to expand it – and would like to hear from you. (And while I’m picking your brains, here are a few more complaints gleaned from the margins of medieval manuscripts in order to…

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A CHAT WITH MALLY BECKER

Editor’s Note: This is the second in our series of chats with our top mentees from the 2015 Mentor Program. Top 10 Books I’ve Learned from as a Writer  The red warning light came on five miles back in the middle of a rush hour crawl down the New Jersey Parkway. Now every gauge in the […]

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A CHAT WITH PHILIP CIOFFARI

As I look forward to my second year chairing the Mentor Program, I took some time to chat with the authors of our two top manuscripts from last year’s program. Since the Mentor Program is all about writers helping other writers, I thought it might be fun to switch things up a little and discuss […]

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MUG SHOT: M.J. ROSE

New York Times best-selling author M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park, and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. Her novel The Collector of Dying Breaths was chosen as an Indie Next Pick, and […]

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