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Ashley

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Location:

Framingham, MA
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA

Member since:

May 10, 2014

Why are you interested in joining this group?

I've been muddling through a novel for the past few years and having a critique group helps me stay focused and motivated.

What are your writing goals?

Finish the damn thing.

Please name some authors or works that have influenced or inspired your writing.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Phillip Roth, John Irving, John Steinbeck, Junot Diaz, Truman Capote, Mary Gaitskill, Oscar Wilde. My writing is also heavily influenced by the social sciences (political science, history, sociology, political and social theory, in particular) due to my undergraduate and graduate work.

Please provide a brief sample of your writing in the space provided.

Like bulls in Pamplona, three tottering twenty-year-olds stepped over her to enter the bathroom together. The television screens had been turned off, and strangers replaced exiting regulars as though through a revolving door of youth. The vertiginous electronica and loud, discordant voices caused an immediate fight-or-flight response, and fortunately for her, her brain, as usual, chose to flee.

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Instructional designer, fiction writer working on a novel


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