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Barbara Varanka is a poet and writer whose poems have appeared in such journals as Bear Review, Jet Fuel Review, and Booth. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Barbara works in biotech software, and lives with her dog, Bigos, in Boston.

10 April 2017

Great, please hold it for me. I’ll be right there. She scribbled the address into her notebook, then typed it into her phone’s navigation system. The GPS announced she would arrive in nine minutes. Amalia laughed as she pulled into the parking lot. It was certainly not ocean front. The motel sat adjacent to a […]

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Amalia (The 100 Words Project)

I’ve been working on a new story, 100 words at a time. Here’s the story so far. I’ll be posting 100 words of it per day from now on. Thanks for reading!

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Introducing Beth Taylor

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to introduce you to my client, the prolific poet and writer, Beth Taylor. As her writing coach, I am working with Beth to get her work published. She has several completed manuscripts that we are shopping around to small presses. I am always amazed at her creativity and her joyous […]

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A Wavelengths Interview With Ashley Olafsen

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmzRu36X6t4&w=560&h=315] I am thrilled to share our latest interview with writer, public speaker, and creator of self confidence workshops, Ashley Olafsen. Ashley is the co-founder of MOVE, a company designed to promote self confidence and positive body image, through self confidence workshops. Ashley is an advocate for self-confidence, positive body image, and media representation. She is currently […]

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To Be a Great Writer, Ride The Beast

When I have conversations with people interested in publishing a book, or those who dream of becoming consistent writers, there is almost always a hint of shame in the air.

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5 Tips For Creating a Writing Ritual (You'll Actually Stick With)

You’ve probably heard that most writers write every day, first thing in the morning, for at least a few hours. But what about the rest of us? 

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