Category Archives: Writing Prompts and Advice

Go deep

Your generation needs your voice, but swimming in the shallows of written expression will get you nothing but a handful of rocks.                        Sugar Pine Point, Lake Tahoe     … Continue reading

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Words in the Wild

                      Poly Canyon, San Luis Obispo                                             Photo by … Continue reading

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The coolest writing workshop ever…

happens in June, 2015. If you’re sorry to see our Writing About Place class come to an end, remember that learning to write is a lifelong journey with myriad opportunities and Writing on the Edge sounds like one of the best. It’s … Continue reading

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Q: What’s the most interesting e-mail I received today?

A:  The one‪ offering the most fabulous opportunity for Chapman students from Gustavo Arellano at OC Weekly. Gustavo Arellano                          Photo Credit: Gustavo Arellano.net Putting out the call for OC Weekly interns … Continue reading

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Do you want a job?

Then you’d better learn to write because it turns out there’s more hanging on the line than just words. You’re very livelihood might be at stake. In an article titled, “Why Johnny can’t write, and why employers are mad,” posted today on … Continue reading

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A little context please.

Sometimes life gives the very best writing lessons. Sunday morning on the trail, I quite literally almost walked into this. Yep, it’s a rattlesnake. I think it’s a diamond back but I didn’t get any closer to identify it conclusively. … Continue reading

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