The Reluctant Writer: Something Else to do When I Should Be Writing

About Cynthia Boiter

                                         Cynthia Boiter (Cindi) is a freelance and fiction writer who blogs about writing and not writing and all that happens in between.

She is a six time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project, a three time winner of the Piccolo Fiction Open, a winner of the Porter Fleming Award for fiction, a former fellow with the South Carolina Academy of Authors for creative non-fiction, the winner of the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop winter 2009 Innuagural Quill award for Fiction, and the winner of the winter 2008  W. W. Norton WOW Flash Fiction award.

Her non-fiction has appeared in Southern Living, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parenting, Parents, American Baby, Expecting, Sandlapper, Southern Woman to Woman, Charleston Magazine, Atlanta Parent, New York Parent, Pediatrics for Parents  and more.

                                                                            Her current non-fiction focuses on the arts, travel, beer and wine.   She and her husband, ER doc and beer advocate Bob Jolley, are in the process of writing a book on beer and travel which has taken them throughout Europe and the United States, and she is also compiling a collection of her short stories, almost all award winners, for a book she plans to publish herself.

When she is not writing or procrastinating, she is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of South Carolina where she teaches women’s & gender studies and sociology.  


  1. Cynthia…i didn’t even know you had this. It looks great. I’ll try to mention in in local arts blogs/sites…
    and maybe you can do the same for mine if we’re not in too direct competition.

    Comment by jeffrey day — April 16, 2009 @ 01:03

  2. Hey Jeffrey – thanks for stopping by. I’d love to share links from each others’ blogs, … I just have to figure out how to do that (she said, embarrassed by her lack of cyber savvy.) But I will figure it out. I was so glad to see your blog, too. And like I mentioned on fb — I hope you’re working on a book on the demise of newsprint & the concommitant atrophy of a significant part of western culture. Somebody has to write it — it might as well be you!

    Hope you’re going to make it out to some of Indie Grits. See you soon — Cindi

    Comment by cynthiaboiter — April 16, 2009 @ 11:39

  3. It was great to meet you at 701 CCA!!

    Comment by tracie — February 17, 2010 @ 00:59

  4. You, too, Tracie — I just checked out (& subscribed to!) your blog — Love it! Lunch soon?

    Comment by cynthiaboiter — February 17, 2010 @ 02:16

  5. Problem with the number I have for you. Please call me at 803.546.4360

    Comment by Julie Hall — April 15, 2010 @ 15:43

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