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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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Kill Your Darlings

Sometimes you write a line so beautiful, so fantastic, so enlightening, that you feel you must share it with the world. So you squint and you furrow and you find a way to shimmy the line into a story you’re … Continue reading

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Have Writer’s Block?

Oh, it’s the worst thing ever. You know it. You sit down to complete an assignment (or you know, to write for fun) and you just. Can’t. Think. Of. Anything. And the blinking cursor in Word threatens to destroy you … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Read: 5 Excuses (Busted)

Everybody knows that if you ask me how to become a better writer I only have one really good solid piece of advice that I can guarantee will work: read. Read a lot. Of course, this suggestion is often met … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

I just love this book trailer. Can you guess why? As we become more immersed in the digital world, the simple joy of reading seems to have lost its glamour. After all, there’s a lot of really cool technology out … Continue reading

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To Research Stories or Not to Research Stories

I’ve recently chosen a new story for my classes to read: “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried” by Amy Hempel.  This is a beautiful story about a young woman who visits her best friend who is dying from … Continue reading

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