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Michele Tracy Berger

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Michele Tracy Berger is a professor, a creative writer, and a pug-lover.

Her main love is writing science fiction though she also is known to write poetry and creative nonfiction, too.

Her fiction has appeared in UnCommon Origins: A Collection of Gods, Monsters, Nature and Science by Fighting Monkey Press, You Don’t Say: Stories in the Second Person by Ink Monkey Press, Flying South: A Literary Journal, 100wordstory, Thing Magazine, and The Red Clay Review.

Her sci-fi novella, Reenu-You is recently published from Book Smugglers Publishing.

Her nonfiction writing and poetry has appeared in The Chapel Hill News, The Red Clay Review, Glint Literary Journal, Oracle: Fine Arts Review, Trivia: Voices of Feminism, The Feminist Wire, Ms., Carolina Wom
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Michele Tracy Berger I usually find a new place to write or I switch to a different story or essay. Usually, if I am blocked it means that I have some fear about the piece…moreI usually find a new place to write or I switch to a different story or essay. Usually, if I am blocked it means that I have some fear about the piece I am trying to write. So, it's helpful to write all the fears down in one place and then dispose of the paper. I like burning it!
Sometimes, if I'm blocked I will play a game of trying to write at least 100 words or 250 words in 10 minute intervals. This is something I learned when I did the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge in 2014. Writing sprints are great because they help us get past our inner critics.(less)
Michele Tracy Berger Writing (the actual practice of it) is solitary. It means you’re in your head a lot. Many times, you’ll want to hang with friends, check Facebook, or…moreWriting (the actual practice of it) is solitary. It means you’re in your head a lot. Many times, you’ll want to hang with friends, check Facebook, or doing anything besides write, especially something that will deliver instant gratification which writing doesn’t often do. It takes time to develop the capacity to gather the ideas, try a few out, reject some, try more on and keep going. You have to face self-doubt, inner and outer critics. It is also hard getting rejected, even though all writers face that and continue to face that process even after being successfully published. The rewards are many: you are able to communicate an idea that people value and love—and think about it, writing is about making black marks on the page, yet we learn about the human condition through writing. It feels like magic sometimes. I love stories, storytelling, novels and most forms of the written word, so being able to engage in something I love has intrinsic rewards. (less)
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“Praxis is about applying one’s knowledge to challenge oppressive systems and unequal traditions. It is related to the well-known phrase “the personal is political” espoused by many advocates of the second-wave women’s movement.”
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