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marissaschwalm

Truth in “Creative Nonfiction”

Whenever I talk of my genre—the chosen field that I have dedicated my life to—my husband puts dangling air quotes around it. As in: “Creative Nonfiction”. We will be sitting at the table talking with his parents about a memoir that his mother and I have both read, […]

On Not Writing

What if I never write again. I wonder this over and over. Driving to work, doing the dishes, writing feedback on my Creative Writing students’ pieces. It isn’t so much a question, I am not searching for alternative routes and possibilities. Instead, I pose it as a statement […]