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Hawks and Walkaways: How Nature Can Aid Revision

Cincinnati Review

Story Crafting Below the Surface

Reckon Review


Fiction Southeast “Why I Write” Series


Flash: The Literary Theory and Analysis Teacher’s Best Friend

Smokelong Quarterly

Why a Small-Town Record Store in Rural Pennsylvania Was My First Library

Jolene McIlwain on Rural America, Songwriting, and Oral Storytelling

Literary Hub

Bartleby and Workplace Lit: An Essay by Jolene McIlwain

Melville House

"Secret Rewards” Craft Essay: Jolene McIlwain on Writing PTSD in Fiction

Heavy Feather Review

The Set List: How to Order Short Stories in a Collection

Jolene McIlwain at Writer's Digest

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