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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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Protected: It doesn’t get much better than this

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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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Seasons

Summer officially cedes to autumn. Tans fade. Half squeezed sunscreen bottles coagulate with dried lotion and California sun dips on the horizon just enough to cast long shadows during my early evening hike. Yesterday a coyote shadow crossed the trail. … Continue reading

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Every day a beginning –

Every day an end. Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe If I tell you this is Laguna Beach, California you see sunset. If you imagine this as Surfside Beach, South Carolina, you see dawn. Writers frame with perspective and vantage point, but … Continue reading

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What is poetry?

ENG 204 students explain that poetry is… The extraction of concrete thoughts and ideas into an abstract meaning beyond that of the written words. A portrait of one’s own inner thoughts unfiltered by outer forces. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious like Mary Poppins would … Continue reading

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Release the butterfly within

How do I let my project become its most beautiful embodiment of the idea I’ve been developing throughout the writing process? Photo Credit: Catherine Keefe How do I effectively revise? Students ask this, and it’s also a question I frequently … Continue reading

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