About Priscilla Long

Priscilla Long is a Seattle-based writer and poet, author of five books (to date), and numerous publications in literary journals. She grew up on a dairy farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, attended Moravian Seminary for Girls and Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, entered the printing trade in Boston and was there active in peace and social justice movements as well as in the old-time music scene. In 1988 she moved to Seattle, where she teaches and writes. During the 1990's and beyond she performed her poetry as a member of the Seattle Five Plus One. She serves as founding and consulting editor of HistoryLink.org, the free online encyclopedia of Washington state history. She writes science, poetry, history, creative nonfiction, and fiction. Learn more here at Priscilla's web site.

From The Writer’s Portable Mentor: What About Self-Publishing?

Essayist, nonfiction author and poet Priscilla Long has given me permission to share an excerpt from her recently released new edition of her already classic book for writers, The Writer’s Portable Mentor. All of Priscilla’s advice is clear and sound. I am grateful for the opportunity to share some of her thinking with Writing It … Continue reading

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Gathered by Author Priscilla Long: Tools for a Life in Art

Through books, articles and often in-person seminars, Seattle author and poet, Priscilla Long, shares her experience with those of us who write. Her recent book, Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers and Other Creators, is, at just over a hundred pages, packed with her reflections on how creators use their time, their … Continue reading

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The Practice of Productivity

This week, I am pleased to re-post an excerpt from writer Priscilla Long’s excellent text The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life. I heartily agree with the many readers who find the book one of the most accessible, thorough and useful writing guides they’ve read. We can all benefit … Continue reading

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