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NickFlynnFryeHere’s what has my attention right now.

  1. Getting out of the house occasionally is good for the soul (and my writing). Looking forward to hearing Four Stories on October 19. I loved meeting the series’ founder recently—the lovely Tracy Slater.
  2. So exciting! GrubStreet just awarded me their Administrative Scholarship! I’ll help manage their Memoir Incubator. The year is flying by!
  3. Whaaat?! I’ve been selected as the Incubator’s Social Coordinator. So when I’m not hermetically sealed in a room, writing, I’ll maintain our Facebook group, The Second Drafters, and organize memoir-flavored social events.
  4. I volunteered for Boston’s first Lit Crawl, and it was a blast. Nick Flynn transported me with his poetry. Folk duo The Shaker played haunting songs that expressed their pain about recent racial violence.
  5. I can’t believe the second term of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator has begun! I’m writing my second draft of  To Have and To Hoard. It’s about a love triangle of man, woman and stuff. I’m working hard to define the manuscript’s narrative arc.
  6. Rounded out the year as a volunteer and Editorial Board Member for a Dreams chapbook at 826 Boston. The organization helps youth with creative and expository writing. I also had fun volunteering at 826’s Tandy Awards. This year I’m hoping to lend a hand at the John D. O’Bryant School’s Writers’ Room.
  7. Happy to be working with a new partner. I’m writing content for a new private car service.
  8. Just finished writing “Whole Cloth,” the fall 2016 cover feature of Framingham State University’s alumni magazine.
  9. First blog post for GrubStreet published on GrubStreet’s blog, GrubWrites.
  10. I’m working as a content specialist in higher education: I write press releases, web content, social media posts and magazine stories.
  11. Now enrolled in the Copyblogger Certified Content Marketer course. Can’t wait to become Certified!
  12. I’m looking for a full-time job. Contact me if you hear of a need for a content specialist or editor in a digital and/or innovation company.