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New Free Writing Exercise: a wolf.

MSW at the Prallsville Mill and River Reads

Book Festival in Stockton, NJ

Beautiful prizewinning article about teaching a traumatized child from Teachers & Writers magazine.

Come and see me at the River Reads Book Festival this Sunday October 23 in Stockton, NJ! 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Prallsville Mill!

January 2017: My seminar on Character goes live at S&H Publishing's Short and Helpful Online Writing Workshops. This is a new venture for me: a video workshop that includes limited teacher feedback.

20 apps (most free) to help your writing

It's Buddhist teacher, poet, and political activist Thich Nhat Hanh's 90th birthday this week. Read a wonderful poem of his here.

New Issue of Books for Readers! #187 with reviews of books by Randi Ward, Burt Kimmelman, Llewellyn McKernan, Sir Walter Scott, Jonathan Lethem, Bill Luvaas, Phyllis Moore, Sarah Cordingley & more.

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


Five Star Review of Meli's Way Just Up

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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

Books for Readers #186--Now Online: Diane Simmons, Octavia Butler, Walter Dean Myers, Johnny Sundstrom, Martin Amis, a review by Sarah Cordingley and more.

A Journal of Practical Writing

Write-up about MSW at the West Virginia Library Commission

Fall 2016-- MSW will teach Beginning Novel Writing and The Elements of Fiction Writing at NYU's School of Professional Studies.    Sign up now!

Back from the Lake. Fifteen feet eyeballing an eagle from the kayak. The eagle was was taking a dip in the lake! More on blogger. (Image in banner above was an eagle near us at the lake one July 4--photo by Andy Weinberger).

Looking for summer reading? Lots of stories, poems, and books to read from many people. Or, check out my newsletter about books and writing.

I'm a grandma! See my blog! See more pictures!

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.

Check out MSW's upcoming teaching and appearances!

Excellent online article by Matthew Neill Null about literature and West Virginia.

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

Karin Abarbanel, in her blog Karin Writes Dangerously, features notes from a workshop I gave in April, 2016. Thanks, Karin! Bookmark her blog for lots of excellent writing tips.

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.

The Hamilton Stone Review # 34 Spring 2016

Poetry by Mary Carroll-Hackett, Darrell Epp, Roy Frisvold, Abiigail George, Allison Goldston, Joseph Harms, Halvard Johnson,Richard Jones, Jenna Kelly, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Stephanie Porven,Charles Rafferty,Emily Ransdell, Barry Seiler,Chumki Sharma, and Richard Spilman; Fiction by Nancy Barnes, Ruth Charney, Jan Clausen, Beverly Gologorsky, Gary Schlesinger, and Josephine Wright.

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)



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Midwest Bookwatch/Children's Bookwatch
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Meli's Way is now an e-book for Kindle and other formats!
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MSW E-books!

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



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