Monthly Archives: April 2015

Living a Life Full of Anticipation

One of the best parts of reading short stories is the anticipation. Admit it! When you open the first page (or turn on your Kindle or Nook) aren’t you looking forward to what you might learn, about yourself and others, from the story’s characters and their adventures and mishaps? What does anticipation feel like to…
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Be Yourself on Paper-The College Essay

Guest Post by Lucia Tyler,  Ph.D., Tyler Admissions Consulting [caption id="attachment_950" align="alignnone" width="465"] Dr. Lucia Tyler (photo credit-Jim Mason)[/caption] Students dread the college essay. Why?  Often they have not reflected on their life or practiced writing about it.  This is the perfect opportunity to show a college who you are beyond the numbers—beyond the test…
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Boris Fishman’s Tips for a Successful Writing Life

I had the good fortune to hear Boris Fishman (A Replacement Life) speak at Writers & Books in Rochester the other night. I always find published writers’ talks helpful in terms of learning about concrete steps I can take to improve my writing and to plan for future creative endeavors. Boris was a lively and…
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April Showers Bring…Inspiration!

April showers bring mud, and lots of it, at least in my little corner of the world. It sometimes feels like you’re walking in quicksand and that everything around you is brown and depressing. The colorlessness of the landscape makes it easy for artists to slip into a slump, even to feel like what they’re…
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