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Writers' Wisdom

On Tuesday, the writing world lost one of its greatest mentors when William Zinsser passed away at the age of 92. Now, I say mentor not because I knew Zinsser, but because he was such an inspiration to many, many writers. 215 more words


Jeanne reblogged this on Slowing The Pace and commented:

I'd like to read his book. Thank you for sharing this post.

Meet Dobby (aka, me!)

Hey, Folks!

I think I should start by apologizing for this blog (I know, never apologize for your art, but I am doing it anyway).  It will be pretty expository in nature rather than reflective as a good blog should be, so yeah, this one might be a bit boring, but these early expositions are essential if you are to understand where I’m coming from.   971 more words



A palindrome to get you home. 

Nur manchmal schiebt der Vorhang der Pupille
sich lautlos auf –. Dann geht ein Bild hinein,
geht durch der Glieder angespannte Stille – 1,289 more words


On Being a "Writer" (part 12: The "P" Word)

I touched on the idea of Revision in my second post in this series. I have been grappling with this for as long as I’ve lived. 477 more words


If We Shadows Have Offended: Considering the Nature of Fairies and Dreams

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably my favorite Shakespeare play. It was the third or fourth play of his that I worked with…still at the age of eleven. 1,306 more words

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Banish All the World: Hal and Jack Falstaff from Henry IV through Henry V

In my sophomore year of university, I decided to take a Shakespeare class to fulfill my literature requirement. That class was actually pretty good, and I actually briefly considered minoring in English (ultimately, Anthropology won over my heart and as of posting this I am still an Anthro minor, with no plans of minoring in English on the horizon…despite taking another literature class for fun).  1,469 more words

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A Middle Miocene Ichthyolith Record

I’m also a scientist! Which really, is just a different kind of writer. I still tell stories and I still have to think about how to convey pieces of information, it’s just based on solid data rather than what I can creatively come up with. 164 more words

Expository Writing