Brijit Reed

Conquering Fears: Public Speaking

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I have a great story to tell about the legend of a family fortune I discovered when conducting research on the Edwards line of my family.  I know that one of the best ways to get it out there is to share it with a live audience.  As a writer, public speaking doesn’t come naturally to me.  The last time I spoke in front of a group was over twenty years ago when I was asked to present my thesis at an anthropology conference in Chicago. Even back then all…read more

The Writer’s Playlist: Story Inspiration

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For me, music is by far the most powerful tool to help me tap into the right headspace when I’m writing.  Here are a few songs that help me get there: Cheers Darlin’ by Damien Rice always makes me think of grief and betrayal.  I picture a man sitting at a table with a lit cigarette while pouring himself a glass of whiskey. Man In The Long Black Coat by Joan Osborne calls to mind misty hollows full of poverty and desperate women who fall for the wrong men. Mirror Mirror On…read more

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