Ann McMan

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A Passage to…Canada?

So, I’ve been trying to get a new Passport. I had one eons ago—but it expired…along with most of my aspirations for world travel, and eighty percent of my muscle tone. I often wonder if there’s a relationship between these two things—but that’s probably a topic for another day. At any rate, as a native …

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The Jewelle of Minnehaha

Well, I didn’t bring home any hardware (unless you count that socket wrench set I found beneath the sofa cushion in the lobby bar) — but I had a wonderful time, nonetheless. Ellen Hart and Elizabeth Sims are accomplished authors who conducted fabulous workshops. I learned some useful things about “hook and pull” techniques—and, no…not …

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How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm, once they’ve seen…Minneapolis?

Yeah, you betcha. I’ve never been to the Twin Cities, and I confess that it seems strange to be arriving at this year’s GCLS conference in any conveyance other than a Cutlass Ciera. But as hard as we tried, we couldn’t find a nonstop Oldsmobile leaving from Charlotte on Wednesday night. Salem even offered to …

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Bottle Caps and Bass Boats

Writing is all about paying attention, and creating connections between unlikely subjects. Of course, this is also what psychosis is about, but that’s another story. I’ve been thinking a lot lately (too much, in fact) about what those crazy authors from SIDECAR’s “Bottle Rocket” might get up to if they spent…say…two weeks together at a writer’s retreat in …

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