#NaNoWriMo, it’s not just for writing novels anymore.

November 3, 2014

from Flickr User Monda, used under a Creative Commons attribution license

from Flickr User Monda, used under a more»

5 Freelancing Hacks That Will Improve Your Adjunct Life

September 10, 2014

Flickr image courtesy denise carbonell more»

Loads of Things and Grief and Love and Wow

July 30, 2014

From Flickr user PeaGreenGirl

From Flickr user PeaGreenGirl more»

Sometimes, A Gal’s Just Gotta Rage

July 2, 2014

from Flickr user Thoth, God of Knowledge

from Flickr user Thoth, God of Knowledge more»

Snotdrops on Roses and Scissors on Kittens

June 26, 2014

From Flickr user takomabibelot

From Flickr user takomabibelot more»

21 Lies I Tell Myself to Avoid Writing

May 29, 2014

From Flickr user emdot

From Flickr user emdot

1. You really should check in on Facebook. more»

Workshop Stuff + Hooray!

May 21, 2014

Lookee! I made a banner.

Lookee! I made a banner. more»

Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole

May 7, 2014

from Flickr user Smath.

from Flickr user Smath. more»

More Things For Writey Folk: Resources

April 17, 2014


These last two Wednesdays have been gobbled up by life. Yesterday, I was going to tell you the story of Child’s sleepover + the strange overheard conversations + the way in which my child’s personality and her friend The Anarchist’s personality are well-suited for sustained play. I was going to post pictures of egg dyeing and everything. more»

Three Neato Inspiring Things for Writey Folk

April 2, 2014

From Flickr user Cali4Beach

From Flickr user Cali4Beach more»

Funk Life With Community and Woodpecker

March 26, 2014

From Flickr user DNAMichaud

From Flickr user DNAMichaud more»


March 14, 2014

From Flickr User ChadMageria

From Flickr User ChadMageria more»

Me and Seattle are MFEO

March 5, 2014

The Space Needle's Such a Nice Guy!

The Space Needle’s Such a Nice Guy! more»

Why I Stopped Taking Editing Clients, For Now (Maybe Forever)

February 26, 2014

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From Flickr user TheCreativePenn CC Attribution license more»

Phony, Imposter, Jerk, Poseur, and other nasty names I call myself

February 19, 2014

From Flickr user Cea, used under Creative Commons attribution license

From Flickr user Cea, used under Creative Commons attribution l more»

WTH Femme Files: Mothers without men and movies without women

February 12, 2014

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From Flickr, used under Creative Commons attribution license. more»

Submitting is Worse than Online Dating and Applying to College

February 5, 2014

some of these things
Reading Between the Lines (in the Ivy League)

As with trolling online dating profiles, you’re looking for the more»

Sometimes, Writing Takes Breaks and Makes Zombies

January 29, 2014

This only took about 12 hours!

This only took about 12 hours! more»

Five Fabulous Memoirs by Women

January 22, 2014

How To Be a Woman How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran rocks.  The cover says, “T more»

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be*

January 15, 2014

Me and My Mentor, Nancy McKinley, at Fake Graduation from Wilkes

Me and My Mentor, Nancy McKinle more»

Floatsam and Jetsam of Living the Dream

September 11, 2013

Peasant Woman, Art.

Peasant Woman, Art. more»

On Writing Like a Motherfucker*

March 13, 2013

here's my morning joe, super creamy, hold the sugar, but not the Sugar.

here’s my mornin more»

A Good Chat, a Good Chap: Writing About Alive People

February 28, 2013

from Flickr user CraigeMorsels

from Flickr user CraigeMorsels more»

Shit Got Real or One Bite At a Time

February 25, 2013

I’ve been writing this post in my head for a while.

Been wanting to give you and me a break from the memoir drafting stuff. more»

Letter to my daughter’s “father”

February 20, 2013

From Flickr user InaFrenzy, used under CC lisense

From Flickr user InaFrenzy, used under CC lisense

Dear Paddy, more»

I learned to bleed: 1991

February 19, 2013

This is from Flickr user Camerakarrie

This is from Flickr user Camerakarrie

Hi All,

I’m a bit behind. My apologies. more»

Intro to Bible Quizzing: 1994

February 11, 2013

This video is a montage from a quizzing tournament in 2006. It was posted on YouTube by WhyteRavyne.

And in case you were wondering, Bible Quizzing is like Quiz Bowl, but for church kids. more»

I got rid of half of my books: 2013

February 7, 2013

This is from Flickr user, Chillihead

This is from Flickr user, Chillihead more»

Santa’s Penis: 1989

February 6, 2013

From Flickr user srqpix

From Flickr user srqpix more»

Writing in Church: 2013

February 4, 2013

from flickr user A Quiverful of Fotos

from flickr user A Quiverful of Fotos more»

Disappointing the Christian Republicans, It Hurts: 1997 – present

January 31, 2013

The last bit of this reads like I’m a PhD.  I’m not. I have a BA in English.  In the larger piece, that is clear before you get here. more»

April Line Writing


April Line is a writer, editor, teacher, blogger, thinker, journalist, and life liver.  She’s self-employed as a writer and editor, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing.  Her fiction appeared in Sou’Wester in 2006.  She is presently an MFA candidate at Wilkes University. more»

The Misogynist Rhetoric Runs Deep: 1980 – present

January 30, 2013

This is the beginning of a piece about sexual assault: more»

Before I Lost Jesus: 1996

January 28, 2013

This takes place immediately after the first time I am really wrecked up over a boy I loved. I was fifteen. more»

I Buy My Parents Underwear For Christmas: 1998

January 24, 2013

Kelley took loads of pictures of my family. Here’s one of my parents, probably around the time I bought them underwear for Xmas. more»

The Day I Lost Jesus: 1997

January 23, 2013

This is not the juiciest part. But I think maybe the point of this little exercise is giving you the not juiciest part, so maybe you want to read more?

The picture is of me & my second car.

The names have been changed to protect God’s Lambs. more»

How I learned about Foreplay: 1994-1995 (Late Bloomer)

January 21, 2013

As promised, here is the first little excerpt.

And here’s a picture from my youth.  Thank you, Kelley Stevens. I’m guessing this is around the same time period because I have a similar hair cut as I do now, and because I am not wearing glasses.  I started wearing glasses in 1996. more»

What’s Next? or Why I’ve Been a Shitty Blogger and How I Plan to Change

January 18, 2013

from flickr user dbking

from flickr user dbking

You probably remember the days when I blogged five days a week. more»

Curiouser and Curiouser

November 26, 2012

these are my sexy old lady shoesWhen I was little, I used to notice when women wore sneakers all the time. more»

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