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This Writer's Identity

I started writing this post earlier this week but got that sinking feeling in my stomach of boring myself, so I abandoned. It was that same feeling you get when someone not academic, like an old aunt or some random dude on a bus, asks you what you are studying in school and it requires too much thinking to make it digestible to outsiders so you make it really brief and boring so that they won’t ask any more questions. 1,540 more words

In Their Shoes Is Not Enough (On Grace and Understanding Your Characters)

The other day I drove past the park and a woman was on the swings. She was by herself, and she was about 65 years old. 1,018 more words

Your Unique Voice

I would like to talk about your writing voice. I have read many different posts, articles, and blogs yet no one can answer the question, “How do you find your writing voice? 299 more words


The Annals of an (ex) Bartender

I’d always wanted to bartend, and once I became a bartender I always loved to bartend. I enjoy the power of authority associated with the position. 1,008 more words


A Quest for Structure

I’ve had a busy few weeks. Mostly dealing with personal, end of summer chores has led me to be less consistent with my blog writing than I’d like to be. 307 more words


Idea Generation: A Philosophical Conundrum

I’m watching my students wrestle with their ideas for their academic paper right now. It is always a fascinating process. I once did an informal survey about how often their topics changed before they actually wrote and submitted their assignments.   938 more words

Sunflowers & Prose

Writing is hard work. It requires time, planning, dedication, and effort.

It’s like gardening, in a sense. It’s especially like gardening in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 767 more words