An Interview with Playwright Mara Lathrop

Have you thought about writing for the stage or about reading plays as a way to understand the role of dialog in moving a story forward and keeping your writing “in scene”? If either is true for you, you will find playwright Mara Lathrop’s experience and the resources she shares invaluable. If you haven’t yet … Continue reading

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Audio Conversations

“Thank you, thank you for interviewing me. You really are gifted – I loved listening to your previous interviews and then experiencing your skills first hand. You seem to be able to enter each writer’s world and discern the best questions to ask that specific person. You also know your audience and what kind of … Continue reading

Contributors Mobile

Sheila Bender works with people who write personal essays, poetry, nonfiction books, stories, writer’s journals, and application essays. See a complete list of Sheila’s articles. Kurt VanderSluis has been Writing It Real’s co-publisher since 2002. In addition to  providing troubleshooting, design support and performance analysis he is also a contributing author. Authors are listed alphabetical … Continue reading

Audio Interviews

Sheila is speaking with Vashon Island elementary school teacher Margie Butcher about the way she facilitates her young students in writing grant proposals for environmental awareness projects in their school and community. Listen Sheila is talking with Port Townsend oncology therapist Tess Taft about how counseling her clients living with cancer diagnoses led her to become a writer.  Google her … Continue reading

Audio Folder

Sheila’s Audio Files In Conversation with Midge Raymond Sheila talks with author and publisher Midge Raymond about her fiction, non-fiction and Ashland Creek Press. In Conversation with Dennis Must Sheila talks with Massachusetts author and playwright Dennis Must about his recent novel, Hush Now, Don’t Explain, from Coffee House Press, Seattle. In Conversation with Holly … Continue reading

Writing It Real Contributors

Sheila Bender works with people who write personal essays, poetry, nonfiction books, stories, writer’s journals, and application essays. See a complete list of Sheila’s articles. Kurt VanderSluis has been Writing It Real’s co-publisher since 2002. In addition to  providing troubleshooting, design support and performance analysis he is also a contributing author. Authors are listed alphabetical … Continue reading