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bob-mustin's picture
Jan.22.2014
    The Writer’s Chronicle, February 2014   I’ve known for a long time that academia has been a refuge for writers. Now I suspect most of them are poets. Writer’s Chronicle is read largely, I think, by such academicians, and a lesser number of writers such as myself.   The...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Sep.30.2013
According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there’s a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America.  Since 2006, the score over all has fallen 20 points, dropping from 1518 to 1498 in 2012, six years later. White students’ average score has fallen by a relatively small 4...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jun.07.2013
"Lots of shifts in thinking and behaviors," is how a professional coach encapsulated the GlobalNiche effect in her life and business. We love that! (Click here to tweet it if it's happening for you too.) Below are fresh explorations of those shifts from novelist Jessica Lutz and academic...
harrison-solow's picture
Jul.15.2011
I am very grateful to be able to announce that I received my Doctorate in English (English Letters) this morning. I am also grateful (and astonished) to announce that it was awarded the highest level of acceptance: "Accepted as Submitted with No Changes".  Profound thanks to all who made...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.21.2011
One approach to resume-building for writers is writing contests. On the surface of it, entering contests sounds like a way to elbow your way to the top of your genre. It often is, but you have to be careful in what you enter. I recently received the results of a fiction contest I entered, and I'll...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.21.2011
One approach to resume-building for writers is writing contests. On the surface of it, entering contests sounds like a way to elbow your way to the top of your genre. It often is, but you have to be careful in what you enter. I recently received the results of a fiction contest I entered, and I'll...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.26.2011
Term Paper Factory Worker Lands Bloomsbury Book DealBy Jason Boog Bloomsbury has acquired The Shadow Scholar by Ed Dante, the pseudonym of the author of a controversial article about term paper factories in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Sydelle Kramer and Susan Rabiner at Rabiner Literary...
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Jan.14.2011
In my last opinion piece for AOL News ("Educators Can Help Prevent Future Giffords Tragedies," Jan. 10), I argued that, in the wake of the Tucson massacre, American educators need to familiarize themselves with the signs of psychosis and make a commitment to intervene when required....
harrison-solow's picture
Jul.27.2010
An Excerpt from a Chapter of Felicity & Barbara Pym “Dear Felicity, Thank you for your email ― I am glad that our correspondence seems to be of help. And you have finished Some Tame Gazelle. Now we begin. Your notes aren’t bad. You have touched on a few themes that Pym’s biographers,...
harrison-solow's picture
Jul.26.2010
On Saturday, I had an interview that lasted almost three hours (for the September issue of a print magazine). On Sunday, I had one that lasted two.  Today, a New York Times writer will be interviewing me and I am pretty much out of words. I'm sure I'll come up with some, but in order to ensure the...