Writing and Family

Anyone who writes will likely appreciate the support and encouragement of their family. I’ve already shared about my “First Reader” husband, a fellow who cheers when stories are sold and consoles when rejections roll in. He was as thrilled as I was when, in 2007, I...

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The Special Thing About April

The month of April- -famous for showers, taxes, fools and something else. Poetry! Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month may be the largest literary event in the world. Celebrations and special events are taking place all over the...

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The Very First Post

My name is Susan Matley and I’m a writer. If there’s a twelve-step program to cure this condition, I don’t want to hear about it. Why? Because I love being a writer. Sure, sometimes writing makes me antisocial. Sometimes I even wake up with a headache after a long,...

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