Monthly Archives: July 2009

Avoiding the Block

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

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Rutgers MFA students participate in creativity study

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

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A Disney Story for Students, It Can Happen To You!

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

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NY/NJ Cares, But Do You?

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

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Diary of a Thesis Writer

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

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On Frank McCourt

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

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Want to be a Poet that Rocks?

If you’re a poet into performing your work with a rocking audience full of musicians and art lovers alike. You’re going to love Poet Rock.  The short of the story it is as follows.  It’s an open mic where musicians … Continue reading

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