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Barbara A. Barnett

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Barbara A. Barnett is a writer, musician, orchestra librarian, Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate, coffee addict, wine lover, and all-around geek. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Fantasy Magazine, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, and Black Static. Barbara lurks about the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her husband and a pantsless stuffed monkey named Super Great. You can find her online at www.babarnett.com. ...more

The 2020 Writerly Recap

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these end-of-the-year round up posts on here. In fact, it’s been . . .





*checks date of last writerly recap*














Ok, so maybe only 6 years. But after 2020, it sure as hell feels like 84.





Despite the steaming pile of donkey balls that has been 2020, I managed to stay productive on the writing front. In large part because I’m fortunate

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“When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away - even if it's only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.”
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message 1: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:39PM)

Daniel Barbara, I was born in Newark and raised in the Linden-Elizabeth area north of you in northern NJ. I went to see the 1950-51 Miami Air Show and plumb forgot to come back to Jersey again. Miami was country back then; now look at it. Hard to believe!


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