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Are you looking for a jolt of inspiration, a new way of approaching your writing practice?
Maybe you’re stuck on a scene or looking for a way to describe the nuance of a character.
Sometimes all it takes is one wild word to make a poem sing or a sentence fly. In that spirit, we’ve created this blog in hopes you’ll find a dose of wild writing mojo to fuel your next sentence.

Carol Despeaux earned her MFA degree from Goddard College. Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals and displayed through Poetry Corners, a project sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. In 2006, she received a poetry grant from Return to Creativity. In 2011, she received Honorable Mention in poetry from the Surrey International Writer’s Conference. In 2012, her memoir about growing up as an intuitive in a dysfunctional family won 1st place at the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference and her short piece, “Assisted Living Questionnaire” won Honorable Mention at the Surrey International Writers Conference. In 2013, her poetry and her work-in-progress, a fantasy novel, were finalists in the PNW Writer’s Conference. In the 2012 and 2013 Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Contest, her poems have won 8th and 7th place, respectively.

Her website is:  www.caroldespeaux.com. With her husband and three cats, she lives in the Pacific Northwest overlooking a small bay and the Olympic Mountains.

My cousin and I play dress up in my parents’ grocery store.  Of course, I’m the one in the wedding gown!


Carly Sandifer started her writing career by scribbling words on the living room walls as a child. In the second grade, she became hooked on reading, addicted to books, and vowed to become a writer. Carly went on to graduate from journalism school and worked as a newspaper reporter and in the corporate world as a writer and editor. Carly earned her MFA in 2009 and is working on revisions to her memoir.

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  1. There’s an award for you on my blog – http://www.mandyevebarnett.com Have fun!

    March 22, 2013

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