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You can visit my Writing Life Blog at http://dallaswoodburn.blogspot.com/ I also blog weekly at Day-by-Day Masterpiece.

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Guest Post by Debra Johnson

Art With Books by Debra Johnson You know what? I was going to write about all the art that people physically do with books. You know what I am talking about. Those cool sculptures created with bound together used books, or … Continue reading

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Story published in the Nashville Review!

Hi everyone! I’m delighted to share with you that my story “The Stars in Illinois” appears in the Summer 2012 issue of the Nashville Review, a wonderful literary journal out of Vanderbilt University. Here is an excerpt:Eleanor gazes out at … Continue reading

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Poem by Anthony Karambelas

I am delighted to share a fantastic poem with you today written by one of my young writer mentees, Anthony Karambelas. I think it is a perfect tie-in to the Olympics! Enjoy! Red USA by Anthony Karambelas The USAIs mighty … Continue reading

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Interview with Aaron L.

Aaron L might be a newcomer to the creation of fiction but is not one when it comes to the arts and all things creative. Growing up in places from Seattle to South Africa, he spent a lot of his … Continue reading

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Some of my Favorite Quotes for Graduation

  It’s graduation season, and I was honored to attend my younger brother Greg’s graduation from USC last week. I was so inspired by all the good works, brilliance, determination, and giving spirit I witnessed in the graduates I met. … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Nadia Jones

Please try again: A call for writers to brave rejection I may be preaching to the choir here when I say this, but writers don’t have it easy. Sure, it’s a job that requires little to no physical exertion and … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Sarah Rexman

How to Have a Productive Writing Summer! Guest Post by Sarah Rexman Get Your Writing Flowing One of the most difficult aspects of becoming and staying a writer is finding a way to produce writing on a consistent basis. There … Continue reading

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Honored with Teaching Award from Purdue!

Exciting news! I’ve been honored with a Committee for the Education of Teaching Assistants (CETA) Teaching Award from Purdue! I am humbled and thrilled for this recognition. Four graduate student teachers were chosen out of the entire English Department, and … Continue reading

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Get Organized This Year!

My semester–both as a teacher and a grad student–starts tomorrow. As exciting as a new semester can be, like a blank page of possibilities and opportunities, it can also be a little stressful. For me, I think a lot of … Continue reading

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