You know that writer whose blog is read and referenced far and wide? The one run by a faculty member at Vermont College of Fine Arts (the finest grad school in all the land) where you can’t believe she has time to learn about and connect with so many professionals because she also is hugely prolific as a writer and has many devoted advisees? I’m talking about Cynthia Leitich Smith and her blog, Cynsations (obviously.) And I am honored to say that I am today’s New Voice–the new writer she interviews for her blog.
Some come on down to Cynsations, read what I have to say about outlining vs. plunging into the story, how teaching has influenced my writing, and writerly self-promotion. And then stick around and click through to read some other new voices!
(On a side note, the playwriting program I teach for is called New Voices. We’re just voicey all over the place here!)
And on a p.s. note: On Monday, I talked to 250 kids at Scribner Middle School in Indiana! They were awesome. The auditorium was huge and I walked with my hand-held mike up the aisles, just like Oprah. Photos of that to come.