Category Archives: writing meaningfully

Living on the Edge of your Writing Life

Last week, in an attempt to read something related to my actual career, I picked up Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life at my local library. I imagined I’d slog through it and then return to my summer diet of mysteries and the latest fiction releases. But, I found myself engaged from the moment I began…
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Mockingbird or Watchman? Why Not Both?

July 2015 is rapidly drawing to a close. By now, I’ve had enough time to process some of the ongoing controversy and discussion surrounding the release of Harper Lee’s new-to-us novel, Go Set a Watchman. I have been truly amazed by the variety of reactions voiced or written about this book. They run the gamut…
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Expanding your Horizons in the Longer Summer Days

Writers need to have fun in the summer too! Something I’ve discovered over the years is that you don’t have to shut yourself in your office with the blinds drawn every day to get things accomplished in June, July, and August. With a little creativity and a lot of flexibility, it’s possible to enjoy the…
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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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