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Monthly Archives: July 2009
Writer’s Block, a phrase that no matter what genre you specialize in brings about fear. As a professional or beginning writer at many points you will become a victim of it. The publishing industry knows this and has made a … Continue reading
Many of us may be familiar with research connecting mood disorders with creativity—Kay Jamison famously discusses her struggles in Touched with Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, and Liz Spikol often writes on the topic on her blog, … Continue reading
French cashier, Anna Sam, turns into an overnight literary success by doing what? Blogging about her customers at the check-out line of a grocery store where she’s been employed for eight years! She received a degree in modern literature, only to be … Continue reading
Plan B for Operation: Abandon Cubicle includes signing up for every class my job offers, no matter how irrelevant to my position. In doing so I signed up for one option that turned out to be more relevant to my … Continue reading
This September, I will start my 2nd year in the MFA program at Rutgers University – Newark, which is to say, I will be neck-deep in the process of writing my thesis. All programs are different, I know, but at … Continue reading
My first job after college was as an AmeriCorps member in a school in North Philadelphia. I knew I was going into a very challenging environment (all the students were 18-21, and had previously left high school), and I had … Continue reading