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My interview with my former student Helen Wan, author of The Partner Track, is now online at the NYUSPS Center for Applied Liberal Arts blog.



January 8, 2017: MSW (along with Abby Cotler and Patricia Canning) received the 2017 Beloved Community Award of the South Orange Civic Organization (SOCO). The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to their local and larger communities and carry out the ideals of Dr. King.


See an animation about my online Character Workshop!

Here's a wonderfully heavy yet surprisingly uplifing poem by Emilia Phillips with lonely people in restaurants and a dead dream horse.

More poetry: a series of anti-Keystone pipeline poems by one of my favorite professors, Karl Patten.  The poems are introduced by Cynthia Hogue.

Free Writing Exercise

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Short piece in The Practical Writer on how Anthony Trollopoe wrote all those pages.

Books for Readers! #188 with reviews of books Marc Harshman, Annette Gordon-Reed, Rebecca West, Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban, Ken Champion, Colum McCann, and more. Bonus: a Civil War Passover in West Virginia!

MSW' s upcoming appearances

Study writing with Meredith Sue Willis:

January 2017: Seminar on Character goes live atS&HPublishing's Short and Helpful Online Writing Workshops. This is a new venture for me: a videoworkshop that includes limited teacher feedback.

Spring 2017 Literature and Medicine reading and discussion course at NYU Mondays, February 27, 2017 through April 24, 2017, 2:20 to 4:00 PM. (LITR1-CE9006)

Spring 2017 Novel Writing, Wednesdays February 8, 2017 through April 26, 2017 at NYU (WRIT1-CE9357)


Some contemporary writers write about writing sex scenes.

Poem of comfort in desolation, by Ellen Bass

20 apps (most free) to help your writing

Hamilton Stone Editions #35 Fall 2016 is ready to read!  Top-shelf Poetry! Knock 'em dead fiction! Powerful nonfiction! 

Blog entry about this image.

Article (with links to some of her wonderful poems) about Naomi Replansky.

Diane Simmons interviewed by MSW at Wordsbookstore in Maplewood, New Jersey 9-16-16

A Journal of Practical Writing

Write-up about MSW at the West Virginia Library Commission

Poem about honoring the recently assassinated Americans.

The Writer's Digest online version has a lot of good craft articles and blog posts for free. Go to the main page of their website, and up in the right hand top corner, search for a topic that interests you: point-of-view, good hooks, whatever.

From She Writes-- ways to maximize your website.

Discussion about saving drafts in A Journal of Practical Writing.

A beautiful reading from 2001 by Crystal Wilkinson of her poem "Dear Johnny P."

E-books by Meredith Sue Willis

Are you thinking of writing for young adults? How old is a "young adult?" Do you know about "NewAdult" novels? See links on Articles for Writers page.

Updated Biography  of Meredith Sue Willis--including an old news photo from 1968 when I was part of the anti-war sit-ins at Columbia University.

Updated Information on bringing Meredith Sue Willis to your book group, library, or school.

An old essay now online: "Writing Out of the Region,"Appalachian Journal, Volume 18, Number 3, Spring 1991 (University Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608)



Click here for reviews of Meli's Way

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Valerie Nieman on Meli's Way


Meli's Way on YA Books Central


Midwest Bookwatch/Children's Bookwatch
Ed Davis Blog

Meli's Way is now an e-book for Kindle and other formats!
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For more information, or to buy, visit the publisher's web page. The book is also, of course, available online at amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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MSW E-books!

Meli's Way Ebook Cover ImageOradell at Sea Ebook Cover ImageLove Palace Ebook Cover ImageDwight's House Ebook Cover ImageHigher Ground Ebook Cover ImageOnly Great Changes Ebook Cover Image
Trespassers Ebook Cover ImageA Space Apart Ebook Cover ImageRe-Visions Ebook Cover ImageOut of the Mountains Ebook Cover ImageThe City Bulit of Starships Ebook Cover Image

(To buy any of these books as e-books, click on the image. They are also available at the Kindle Store and at the Nook Store as well as the iBook store and other e-book stores.)



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Irene Weinberger Books.... an imprint of Hamilton Stone Editions. Check us out!



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