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Sheila Bender has worked with people who write personal essays, poetry, nonfiction books, stories, writer’s journals, and application essays since 1980, helping them acknowledge a place for writing in their lives. Learn about her instructional books, memoir and poetry at About Sheila.

Author Archives: Sheila Bender

In Appreciation

One day, I created a writing exercise for myself by opening the dictionary to a random page. With my eyes closed, I circled my finger over the page until it landed on a word. I read the definition and wrote the word at the top of a blank Microsoft Word document. It was “hagioscope,” which…Continue Reading

Writing It Real Member Spotlight: Pat LaPointe

Past Story Circle Network Board President, Pat LaPointe is currently Membership Chair for the organization. Why has she taken on another administration position just as a previous one has ended when she is also busy at work on a first novel? Because, she says, “In my twelve years with The Story Circle Network, I have…Continue Reading