Congratulations, Elise!

Congrats to Elise Bayle, who was the lucky winner of our September draw. Elise won a 2-hour manuscript consultation with Betsy. All our betsywarland.com newsletter subscribers were automatically entered in the draw, as well as all new subscribers for the month of...

Win a 2-hour manuscript consult with Betsy!

Win a 2-hour manuscript consult with Betsy this fall! Subscribe to betsywarland.com, and receive updates on Betsy’s readings, workshops and the popular literary discussion blog Oscar of Between. For the month of September, all new subscribers will be entered in...
Oscar, Part 6A & 9 Excerpt with Guest Writer Claudia Casper

Oscar, Part 6A & 9 Excerpt with Guest Writer Claudia Casper

Guest Writer Excerpt from Oscar of Between, Part 6A by Betsy Warland Iowa. The Des Moines River. River of Oscar’s youth. One big rock in it, on which some anonymous person repainted in large, white block letters: “JESUS SAVES.” Every summer. The...
Oscar, Part 5 with Guest Writer Saradha Soobrayen

Oscar, Part 5 with Guest Writer Saradha Soobrayen

Guest Writer Excerpt from Oscar of Between, Part 5 by Betsy Warland A grey and drizzle Vancouver 2008 Sunday. Oscar unable to focus. A week ago. Flew her son back. To his other mother’s home. Damp and dank of sadness — Oscar closed in by it — while...
Oscar, Part 4 with Guest Composer Jeffrey Ryan

Oscar, Part 4 with Guest Composer Jeffrey Ryan

Guest Writer Excerpt from Oscar of Between, Part 4 by Betsy Warland Time is everything. With everything. The difference between: The First Time; The Last Time. And between? “Time will tell.” Virginia journaling about her nascent sense of writing Mrs...