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Some people say they write only for themselves. Whether that is true or not, whether they put words on screen only to read them back to themselves, I cannot say for sure. But one thing I know. Many writers, particularly those hoping to become published authors, write with the hope that someone, someday, will read […]
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Some of us watched the inflated, over-the-top, “I’m good.” “No, you’re good” Oscars this spring. I did not. Since my daughter was in the biz, the glamour is gone. I do remember, however, seeing the blow-by-blow on the front page of cnn.com. And watching the trailers on the Web, I couldn’t help but think. Those […]
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Goodreads, the free website for book lovers, recently came out with a study on why readers put down a book instead of finishing it. The results were fascinating and can give writers some good insights into what goes on in the minds of their readers. Among the data were the top five abandoned classics: Catch […]
This weekend my brother sent me a big box of stuff. We were cleaning our parents’ house and getting it ready to sell. Each object I pulled out had a rich story attached to it—and evoked a flood of memories. My 7th grade geography report card (do they even teach geography anymore?). My dad’s antique […]
When I was a teacher, one of the worst things a kid could have, the thing that would hold her back throughout life and beyond, was low self-concept. It was whispered about children, as though they would never get any farther than flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s because they had, you know: a low self-concept Of […]