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Ruth R.


Philadelphia, PA

Member since:

August 17, 2011

What is your favorite writing saying?

"Writing is re-writing." I don't know who said it.

What is your favorite book on writing?

I don't really have one, but I like reading biographies of writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Hemingway, and Elizabeth Bishop. They inspire me to keep plugging.

What do you write?

high interest developmental reading material for pay. creative nonfiction and poetry for fulfillment.

What do you read?

Bishop, Hemingway, O'Connor, Joy Williams, Jonathan Franzen, Frost, Shakespeare, Dante, Emily Bronte, Lowell, Larkin...

Tell me something else about yourself, please?

I'm a Vassar grad with a MS in education from Saint Joseph's University. I worked in retail for a number of years.


I am a freelance educational writer and teacher in a GED program. I live in South Jersey, just outside of Philly. Last year, Townsend Press published a young adult novel I wrote based on the life of Ida B. Wells.

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