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Writing 101 Assignment #17: To Map a Purpose

Life is never really this easy. It’s not like you can trace the outlines of a state with your finger and find out who you are. 481 more words


Writing 101 Assignment #16: Mine Your Own Material - Speech

“Speech is basic. If you can’t control your words, you can’t control anything.” – Yecheilyah

We’ve all been here. The orgasmic rush of an undisciplined tongue trying to figure out if it should spill the beans this morning.

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Writing 101 Assignment #15: When Music Becomes Movement

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Angelou

Music is powerful energy.

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Writing 101 Assignment #14: Recreate a Single Day

Age: 10

I lay on the concrete and it felt like nothing underneath my skin. Not like a bed of rocks or warm gravel. It just felt like nothing and I didn’t want anyone to touch me. 1,143 more words


Writing 101: Assignment #11 - Update Your Readers – If We Were Having Coffee Right Now

If we were having coffee right now…I would not take you to Starbucks. Or dunkin donuts. I would instead invite you to my home where our voices would carry from the kitchen table to the living room sofa, where there are no TVs for a reason (you’d have to go in the TV room for that). 742 more words