Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Wrapping Up and Writing


As we finalize our selections for the inaugural issue of Conclave: A Journal of Character, I’m starting to crawl out from the mountains of submissions to rediscover the world around me. I hope to get back to blogging (and my own fiction writing) in the months to come. In the meantime, I came across this entry and it gave me a chuckle (as do many things about the creative process).

It’s an entry about process in author Leslie Pietrzyk’s blog, Work-in-Progress that featured an email from writer Richard Goodman.


Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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