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For the Week of October 19, 2014: Grading Ourselves

I’ve been passing judgment on others’ writing.  It’s known by another name, grading.  It’s how I’ve spent my weekend, reading and commenting on the students’ submissions for my current course for UCLA extension Writers’ Program.  878 more words

Expressive Writing

Expressive writing - Part 1: The Essentials of Writing for Heal

Expressive Writing, Words that heal (Pennebaker and Evans, 2014)

PART 1 looks at the basics of Expressive writing including some scientific studies.

1. Why write about a trauma? 1,180 more words


For the Week of October 12, 2014: What We Lose; What We Gain

Loss.  It’s something that seems to dog you at every turn when you are dealing with cancer.  It’s a persistent shadow, sorrow that accompanies the awareness of how your life is changed, and not in ways you wished for or anticipated.  818 more words

Expressive Writing

Micropoetry - Home

Through intensive isolation
and meditative spirits
I have gone

{ My first piece of micropoetry. Go easy on me.

In keeping in theme with… 151 more words


Why We Need to Write

Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change—Ingrid Bengis

We’re all writers here… But how many of us, when asked about what we do, respond with “I write” or “I’m writing a book” or “I write stories”? 865 more words

Nina Munteanu

For the Week of October 5, 2014: Metaphors of Cancer

Each week I’m led off

to the clinic for my infusion

as if I’ll be handed a steaming,

fragrant cup of pleasure.

My wig’s a supercranial prosthesis… 967 more words

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For the Week of September 28, 2014: Paying Attention

“It’s a beautiful autumn day here,” my daughter said to me a week ago.  She had telephoned as she walked from her apartment in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood to the university.  934 more words

Expressive Writing