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orna-b-raz's picture
Jan.04.2014
The English department at the University of Iowa offered many interesting graduate courses, but  I really wanted to take the seminar in expository writing. In order to be admitted we had to submit a sample of our work, I sent two  papers, both had received very good grades. To my dismay I...
sherry-parnell's picture
Aug.02.2012
Whether you’re a professional writer, a student writing a paper, or an executive writing a business proposal, everyone at some point experiences writer’s block. Writer’s block is a condition in which a person is unable to create new work.  It varies in severity from mildly annoying causing one...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.07.2012
There are various aspects of myself I'm not too keen on, and I'm talking about my upper arms.  The parts I'm talking about are those internal, deep personality flaws that I've spent thousands of dollars on through therapy, self-help books, and red wine. The only true cure for my psychic flaws...
mark-miller's picture
Oct.11.2011
Well, I did have an idea. A little while ago, I created a story about two unsuspecting fourth graders that suddenly find themselves in the middle of some serious, high-tech, international espionage. It is now available from Trestle Press. That's right, ten-year-old spies that travel the world...
gregory-wilson's picture
Sep.29.2010
Teachers are used to working with less.  Primary school teachers are used to buying basic classroom supplies out of their own salaries; secondary school teachers are used to teaching with classrooms at double or more capacity; post secondary teachers at all levels are used to ever increasing...
celestia-buckingham-smith's picture
Sep.08.2010
Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Celestia Buckingham Smith.  I the author of College Life In Paradise Hawaiian Style, published by PublishAmerica.  I am new at blogging, but when I received an e-mail which asked to blog about the end of summer I decided I would try my hand at it.  What...
vijay-shankar's picture
Aug.26.2010
I  think it would be a good idea to start far back in the past because sometimes it is true that remembering is like reaching into your soul.   I must have been  just about 17 years of age when I discovered the  library at  St. Stephen’s College. It was a wonderful place cooled by stone walls and I...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Oct.21.2009
A writer writes. He often writes into the dark. but once in a while there's a response, and it turns that solitary gesture into an intimate dialogue. The letter from a college student sent me after she read my book,  Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, is earnest and untempered...
gayle-hansen's picture
Oct.23.2008
WARNING:  I watched "Chicago 10" on PBS last night, and I'm in "a mood" I have several friends, mostly from the Heartland of America, God-Bless-Em, who apparently think that because I'm retired and back in school (again), that I must not have anything better to do with my spare...
ellen-r-sheeley's picture
Jun.26.2008
As is probably the case with most writers, I get mail from my readers.  Fortunately, mine has been overwhelmingly favorable.  The only "hate" mail I've gotten has been from so-called upper class women in Jordan and activists in the region (there is overlap and cross fertilization between...