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Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff

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Connection – #alonetogether

Please enjoy the sample poem below from my upcoming release, and remember--there are more ways to connect than you realize. - J.A.   connection from my earliest memories whether i was with friends or family or just roller-skating in front of my house, waving at passersby in tan station wagons i remember. i remember feeling… Continue reading Connection – #alonetogether

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New Release – “Pain & Renewal: A Poetry Anthology,” Vita Brevis Press

Pleased to announce the release of the new anthology out of Vita Brevis Press, courtesy of editor, Brian Geiger. The anthology, "Pain & Renewal," explores just that: the cycle, circle, that goes 'round and 'round, all our lives. I appreciate Brian's insight. He didn't try to even the score with "this many" for poetry about… Continue reading New Release – “Pain & Renewal: A Poetry Anthology,” Vita Brevis Press

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so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_is_a_Virus / Image by JACW© so, if you want to be a writer…                                a poem for the Millennium --after Charles Bukowski if you need to see your words in a box on a lit screen don’t do it. if… Continue reading so, if you want to be a writer… a poem for the Millennium

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Writing in Blood

On the Love and Hatred of Words Does it sound dramatic? Writing in Blood? Pretentious, even? It might to you. Especially if you’re a writer, professional or otherwise. If you’re not a writer, it might seem somewhat mystical. Writing is not mystical, it’s damn hard work. Now, the use of the word “damn” here is… Continue reading Writing in Blood