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STARTERS: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

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Well, here it is — my creative writing guidebook for beginners — Starters: A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing. While folks can still re-read my past blog posts for Starters‘ chapters, you can have them all in one place either … Continue reading

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9: The How, Not the What, of Assigned Books

Recently, I said to my sister Wendy, “I should teach a Shakespeare class.” “I thought you already did.” “Nah – the closest was when I was student teaching MacBeth to high school seniors. I spent most of that unit acting … Continue reading

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A Couple of Professional Milestones

Way back when, May 1999, I was at a crossroads in my new teaching career. Just less than a year earlier, in August 1998, I had quit my dead-end corporate job and, living off of student loans, I began my full-time teacher certification … Continue reading

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