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bernadette-moyer's picture
Mar.25.2014
Given the Opportunity By Bernadette A. Moyer How many things in life have to do with opportunity? And being prepared when opportunity knocks? “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”  Seneca Some people know how to take an opportunity and grow and learn from it. They maximize...
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Jan.27.2014
Mentoring by Bernadette A. Moyer Recently I received an e-mail with a tag line that read, "Grant Writing - Advice?"  And I was like; "Sure, what can I do to help you?" "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin  Through the years I...
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Jun.20.2013
It’s a pleasure to have as my guest Juana Bordas today. Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International, a company that focuses on diversity, leadership and organizational change, as well as founding President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. After being a faculty member for...
deb-vanasse's picture
Apr.16.2013
These days you’ll find an abundance of mentorship opportunities for writers, from the mentoring relationships inherent to full-blown MFA programs to mentors-for-hire who advertise online.   For several years, I’ve mentored writers both informally and for hire. Recently, I was asked by a...
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Jul.26.2012
The Importance of Truly Great Mentors By Bernadette A. Moyer This piece is “prompted” by a request for submissions on mentors. I originally wrote about my mentors in an essay included in my book, Halfway Home The First 50 Years. I’ve had a few teachers all through school that took an interest in...
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Aug.18.2011
I've been affiliated for three years with an out-of-state writer's group as a board member and treasurer, and while I've enjoyed being a part of that, it's time for a change. image via blogs.softchoice.com I'm hoping to soon attract critique work, book reviews, and mentoring writers who seem stuck...
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Aug.09.2011
Childhood is a vulnerable time for many children and abuse comes in many forms. I was a victim of what I call "benign neglect. I lived alone with a mother who was distant and sometimes cruel. I know today that she suffered from depression but as a child all I knew was pain. Food, shelter,...
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Jun.16.2010
As most of you know, I am Vice Chair of the Board of an amazing organization, Girls Write Now. At GWN we match teenage girls with writing mentors. It's a simple concept, which has been wildly successful. 100% of our girls have been accepted to college. They have won scholastic keys and last year we...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.04.2010
Ms. Betts, besides being acclaimed for her prose, continues to be one of the foremost writing facilitators and mentors around. I know...she's mentored me.   Betts's writing inspires some critics to define her as a regional or Southern writer because of her realistic descriptions of small-town life...
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Nov.30.2009
Lots of great stuff has happened since my last update and I'll get to that, I promise. But first, let me get the business out of the way: "Start Your New Year Off Write/The Douglass Street Lab's Greatest Hits" will begin on January 19th. My former students from The Douglass Street Lab...