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Brad Windhauser has a Master's in English from Rutgers University (Camden campus) and an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte. He is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Temple University. His short stories have appeared in The Baltimore Review, The Santa Fe Writer's Project Journal, Ray's Road Review, Philadelphia Review of Books and Northern Liberty Review. His first novel, Regret (a gay-themed thriller set in Philadelphia) was published in 2007. You can read more about (and buy) it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932993827/ref=cm_cmu_up_thanks_hdr/103-0234178-4062264 He is currently looking for an agent for his recently completed second novel, This Too Shall Pass. He is one of five regular contributors to 5Writer.com. On his solo blog, he is chronicling his experience as a gay writer reading the Bible for the first time: www.BibleProjectBlog.com VirgoWriter@gmail.com

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Publication News for Brad Windhauser

Brad Windhauser’s new personal essay “Gas Money” was just published at DOAB. In it, he explores a moment from childhood when, set against a backdrop of collecting 80s rock pins and Star Wars figures, his father imparted a useful life lesson.

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Goals for 2016 by Brad Windhauser

Goals for 2016 by Brad Windhauser I’m a scheduler, and setting goals (both large and small) keeps my work on track. Part of developing this particular skill means setting goals that are both important and reachable. This year, I have ensured that my goals are designed to accomplish my long term writing goal: be a […]

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2015: A Year of Regrouping and Refocusing by Brad Windhauser

2015: A Year of Regrouping and Refocusing by Brad Windhauser This past year I took stock of my various ongoing writing projects. Were they still serving my career goals? Some were, some were not; others, though important, consumed too much of my time. So, this year, I made a concerted effort to wrap-up a very […]

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Writing “The Other”: Creating Characters Different than You by Brad Windhauser

Writing “The Other”: Creating Characters Different than You by Brad Windhauser Oh, I thought a woman had written this story…. You wrote this? But you’re white… I’ve heard these types of comments expressed during fiction workshops—and not always at me. There’s a compliment buried in these reactions—in theory, the author rendered a type of character […]

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Learn to Use Feedback in Order to Revise Your Work by Brad Windhauser

Learn to Use Feedback in Order to Revise Your Work by Brad Windhauser We all want to make our stories as good as they can be. We take classes in order to hone our craft—and the feedback we get while there helps us grow. This input is also one reason authors join writers groups. Mature […]

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My #Pitchwars Experience: How Taking Part in This Cool Experience Enhanced My Completed Novel by Brad Windhauser

My #Pitchwars Experience: How Taking Part in This Cool Experience Enhanced My Completed Novel by Brad Windhauser Up until three years ago, I didn’t have a Twitter account. I’d heard plenty about how and why people used it, but, after exploring it, I didn’t grasp how to make connections with people nor why 140 characters […]

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Giving Feedback—Providing the What and the Why in Order to Help a Writer Fully Realize His or Her Story by Brad Windhauser

Giving Feedback—Providing the What and the Why in Order to Help a Writer Fully Realize His or Her Story by Brad Windhauser Writers need feedback. This input helps us discover what is working and not working in a particular story. Feedback also allows us to understand how they are evolving as a writer—are they handling […]

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Over-stacking the Narrative Deck: True Detective’s Messy Season 2 by Brad Windhauser

Over-stacking the Narrative Deck: True Detective’s Messy Season 2 by Brad Windhauser TV shows can fail for several reasons. A project might be overly ambitious, the actors a poor fit for their respective roles, and/or the direction stiff, lacking, etc. In the case of HBO’s second season of True Detective, the main issue is the […]

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Allow Drafting to Evolve Your Stories: Using What Is to Help You See What It Could Be by Brad Windhauser

Allow Drafting to Evolve Your Stories: Using What Is to Help You See What It Could Be by Brad Windhauser What your story will become is usually quite different than what you imagined it to be when you began typing. The beauty of being the person adding words to the page is that you get […]

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A Pet’s Point of View: Showing not Telling in Disney’s Feast by Brad Windhauser

A Pet’s Point of View: Showing not Telling in Disney’s Feast by Brad Windhauser When writing, I’ll explore any topic or idea that piques my interest. However, I typically avoid a child’s point of view—I prefer a narrator and a vantage point infused with more maturity than the average child is capable of—and I never […]

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