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NPR’s Recommended Books of 2013 This is a really cool, interactive “list,” if you will, of books that NPR thought to be the best of 2013.  I highly recommend checking it out.

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Can we be inspired by social networking?

I’m a social-networker.  Scratch that.  I’m just a Facebooker.  I must check Facebook at least ten times a day.  I’m one of those people for whom Facebook may be replacing my social life, but that’s a post for another time, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Writing Prompts These Thanksgiving writing prompts come from blogger Bryan Cohen.  Check ’em out!

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A Rant and Some Nonfiction Writing Tips

Yes, this is a rant, but I hope that it will be a constructive rant.  You see, I have some friends who are, let’s say, newly published writers.  By that I mean that their work has been published in multiple … Continue reading

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Writing Beyond Disruption

  We moved today.  The English Dept. swapped buildings and moved into a new, shiny, creativity-inducing workspace.   I’ve already done a post on where we work and how we work, but what about disruptions in our lives and writing … Continue reading

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Can Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging Make You a Better Writer?

First, check out the latest social networking stats: Facebook: 901 million monthly users of Facebook as of March 2012 (http://newsroom.fb.com/content/default.aspx?NewsAreaId=22) Twitter: 175 million Twitter user accounts as of March 31, 2011 (http://tinyurl.com/7cuh9d8) WordPress: over 73 million sites (not necessarily users) … Continue reading

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Second Person POV: What The Heck Is It?

When it comes to choosing a point-of-view for a fiction story, most people show a preference for either first person or third person. First person point-of-view is when the narrator tells the story and is a character in a story. … Continue reading

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