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Look, Dead Daddy... OED

“The Girl Who Was Plugged In” is such an interesting short story, and there seems to be hidden meaning at every turn, so I decided to go back to it for the OED exercise. 424 more words

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OED- week 5 (Racially sensitive content)

For this week’s blog post I chose to analyze the word ‘nigger’ from part 4, section XI(11) page 65, within the part of the story where Laura speaks about how her school psychologist had given her the spiel of ‘women should be happy with their lot in life’: … 563 more words

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Sticks and stones

We all know the power of words. They have incited revolutions, won and lost elections, galvanized movements, and begun and ended relationships. They have the power to cause incalculable harm and to bring restorative peace. 347 more words

Gina Howard

Getting it All Wrong to Make It Write, or, Responding Positively to Awful Critiques

I must apologize.

About 12 years ago I sat nervously on the hot seat of my first official writing critique session, having balanced on sword points for two weeks while my new-found group of reviewers read the first chapter of my book. 1,342 more words


Words Matter

“Words. words, mere words, no matter from the heart.” William Shakespeare

We choose our words and manner of how we communicate with each other.  Our word choices revel our intention or lack of intention.

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Domestic Abuse Doesn't Start With Physical Violence

I want to share an incredible piece of writing on the nature of domestic violence that doesn’t make Ray Rice or Roger Goodell or the NFL the center of it, written by Diana Moskovitz. 326 more words

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