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Opening Doors Through Poetry and Short Fiction

Web Editor’s Note: Please join me in welcoming Brenda Joyce Patterson, poet, writer, librarian,and the newest columnist for DIY MFA! In her column, Writing Small, she’ll be talking about the…

Short Forms: No Stepping Stone

…the writing world’s holy grail: novels. This column, Writing Small, is an exploration into this near-mystical thing called writing. My aim is to plumb others’ short form work for keys…

By Any Other Name: Voice Across Genre

…a look at how voice touches character creation in the next Writing Small. Brenda Joyce Patterson is a poet, writer, librarian, and lover of short writing forms. Her poetry and…

Writing Through Fear and Anxiety

I almost didn’t write this article. My every attempt at beginning failed. Interestingly enough, my last Writing Small article, Tips and Techniques for Training Your Writing Brain, covered a number…

Announcing New Reading Columns at DIY MFA!

…you a window into how librarians think, and also how to build more reading into your writing life. Brenda Joyce Patterson: Writing Small In my Writing Small column, I’ll share…

Writing By Reading

I do my best writing reading. Yes, you read that right. I write best when I read what I want: spicy romance, psychedelic fiction, heart-expanding poems. I finish one book;…

Identifying Themes in the Poetry We Read

I adore poetry. Not only do I write poems and have been fortunate enough to have several published, but I also read this brief but powerful form of literature…