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Archive for April, 2011
by Dan Tricarico • 8 comments
Fine writing can inspire, but it can also paralyze.
DAVID SEDARIS Not long ago, after an especially busy period in my life, I finally forced myself to sit down and read an entire book--Me Talk Pretty One Day, a collection of essays by humorist David...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
Finding that special someone can be fraught with pain, betrayal, and confusing contract language.
A few years back, I met someone. I felt a special spark, the kind that told me this was meant to be. After a good deal of pursuit on my part, I was successful in snagging this person of my dreams, and...
by Justin C. Key • 8 comments
Learn to love them all...or, at least, tolerate them.
At my job we do this thing called The 5 Dynamics for every new employee. You answer a series of questions and you get a chart telling you where you are most and least comfortable in the different stag...
by Nina Munteanu • 12 comments
When body language contradicts verbal expression, tension and interesting scenarios increase. This is a great opportunity for writers.
Kinesics is the study of “body language”, which explores how movements and gestures project a person’s hidden thoughts. Blushing is an obvious reaction. But more subtle ones can be used. When body lan...
by Dan Tricarico • 32 comments
Treat yourself to a Writer's Retreat without leaving the neighborhood.
MacDowell. Yaddo. LaMuse. These are not the names of hobbits in a J.R.R. Tolkien novel or Ewoks in George Lucas' latest Space Opera. In fact, they are some of the most prestigious writer's retreats...
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