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Kirsten Mickelwait

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Kirsten Mickelwait is a copywriter by day and a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction by night. She's been passionate about reading and writing for as long as she can remember, but her love of literature was really ignited as an English major at UC Berkeley, where she discovered James Joyce and the expatriate writers of 1920s Paris. The Ghost Marriage is her first published book. She has a few short stories in print (her story, Parting with Nina, won The Ledge's 2004 Fiction Award) and an ambitious first novel, set in six historical periods, sits in some forgotten drawer. She's an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Napa Valley Writers Conference, and several other writers' workshops. She's currently at work on a histor ...more

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Kirsten Mickelwait I was completely gob-smacked by "Hamnet," so I've been reading a lot of Maggie O'Farrell's other works. I'm also dying to read "The Bohemians" by Jasm…moreI was completely gob-smacked by "Hamnet," so I've been reading a lot of Maggie O'Farrell's other works. I'm also dying to read "The Bohemians" by Jasmine Darznik and "Loving Modigliani" by Linda Lappin. I love historical fiction about artists and writers, it seems.(less)
Kirsten Mickelwait In his ten commandments of good writing, Henry Miller advised, "When you can’t create, you can work." I never start a new project by just sitting down…moreIn his ten commandments of good writing, Henry Miller advised, "When you can’t create, you can work." I never start a new project by just sitting down to a blank page and expecting the words to flow. Instead, I'll work on an outline or do some character sketches or find some other way of easing into the work through a side door. Mark Twain had a similar approach: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”(less)
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The Ghost Marriage: A Memoir

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My new memoir, The Ghost Marriage, is coming out this week, and I’m getting so many compliments on the cover, I thought I’d share the story behind it. Unlike some publishers, SheWrites Press is wonderful in the way it fully collaborates with the authors on the design of their covers.

SheWrites asked me to send screen shots of other book covers I liked. We went through several rounds of designs exp Read more of this blog post »
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