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Jyl Lynn Felman is the author of three books, Hot Chicken Wings, Cravings, and, Never A Dull Moment: Teaching And The Art of Performance. Her many performance pieces, include “Burning In Cuba,” and “Silicone Valley” about lesbian sex after breast cancer. “If Only I’d Been Born A Kosher Chicken” is available on C-SPANS’s performance series. She is currently touring with “Girl Kicks Girl” about her experience in Israel and Palestine. She can be reached at www.jyllynnfelman.com.
Jyl says goodbye to The Writer's Life as one of our regular bloggers. "I’m leaving the life of a blogger with a sense of supreme...
Jyl talks about the necessity of writing for the writer, even the hard truths—that which can tear us apart and that which can he...
Jyl shares tips for writing engaging and powerful monologues: "A monologue is totally dependent on voice, on a particular way of s...
Jyl examines the 2nd person point of view and encourages the writer to explore its possibilities.
Jyl shares advice for finding the passion to fuel your writing: "Beginning memoir writers often think they have nothing to write a...
Finding the writer's voice: Jyl shares the experience of helping her students find their voice, which is sometimes painful. "I don...
Jyl shares what she did on her summer vacation: began work on a new project. But how to keep the momentum once you leave the solit...
Jyl says goodbye to some of her books—her "sacred texts" and thinks about what that means to a readerly, writerly life: "I’ll ...
Jyl moves to a new home and thinks about writing spaces: what does a writer require? "Now I have to learn to write in a new home. ...
Jyl muses on sharing the writing life with a life-partner: "I would never have chosen to be in a long term relationship with a wri...
Jyl discusses the dualistic role of the writer—that which we do for paid work and the artistic work of our spirits—and she urg...
Jyl talks about finding your unique voice and, when you do, not censoring it: "Writing is extremely personal, whether it’s ficti...
Jyl relates her experience with listening to others as a starting point into finding her way into her own stories: "I listen-write...
Jyl talks about the power of precise and strong language: "It began with the simple question to my students, Are you a girl or a w...
Jyl talks about the importance of ritual solitude to the writing life: "I have worked very hard not to fear being alone. Because, ...