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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.

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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Week 25: Allowing Myself Into The Story

I finally feel like I am building momentum on my book manuscript, and making it my own. 

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Consider the MFA (A Love Letter to the City and Program that Changed My Life)

An important part of being a writer is surrounding yourself with other writers who support you and challenge you to grow.

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