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María J. Estrada

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MARIA J. ESTRADA is an English college professor of Composition, Literature, and her favorite, Creative Writing. She grew up in the desert outside of Yuma, Arizona in the real Barrio de Los Locos, a barrio comprised of new Mexican immigrants and first-generation Chicanos. Drawing from this setting and experiences, she writes like a loca every minute she can—all while magically balancing her work and family obligations. She lives in Chicago’s south side with her wonderfully supportive husband, two remarkable children, and a magical menagerie of animals. You can learn more about her other books and writing happenings at barrioblues.com and barriobluespress.com.

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María J. Estrada I take a different direction with my characters. Last time I had a writer's block, I changed the gender and point of view of the main character. Howev…moreI take a different direction with my characters. Last time I had a writer's block, I changed the gender and point of view of the main character. However, I generally don't get a writer's block. I get a revision block, and I take that one step at a time, in small chunks. (less)
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No Overeating and Early Resolutions

PicturePhoto by Nicole Michalou from Pexels Many of you know I suffer from depression. I think a lot of writers suffer from some mental malaise, though you don't have to be suffering to be a great writer. You don't have to be an overindulgent bar fly. These are just romantic tropes you see in movies. Overly romanticized at that. 

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