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She retired recently after forty years, the teacher who changed my life. I had dreamed of being a writer since I was in second grade, but it wasn't until I took my first class with Kristin Lauer at Fordham University that I fell in love with writing itself. She was my first and best creative...
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from the Huffington Post April 4, 2011: Huffington Post reports that a British literary agent just got sentenced to prison for cheating gullible, fame-seeking clients out of their money. His clients thought movie deals were in the works with big Hollywood names -- and who doesn't want to be...
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Michigan State University's Special Archives wanted my literary papers for a long time, but I always resisted selling them. They seemed too personal, too private, and I had grown used to boxes and file cabinets full of drafts and everything else that makes up a writer's life filling the house...
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