Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fire and Smoke

There is only one purpose for this ebook: To help students succeed in community colleges and beyond. It’s not to get wealthy or become famous. I love working with students, and the idea of them walking across the stage at graduation or working in a profession that they enjoy makes my heart sing. Continue reading

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Then and Now

Last year at the South Carolina Writers Conference, I met a happy, energetic, free spirited person with a contagious smile, and this year I was fortunate enough to see and talk with her again. Just about everyone you meet at such … Continue reading

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More White Space, Fewer Words

There are very few people who know me who don’t also know that I’ve been working on an e-book on how to succeed in an community college.  In fact, I’ve talked about it so much that  some people are probably … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Story

So far I’ve enjoyed every moment of my time at the South Carolina Writers Workshop. I’ve heard some fascinating stories, met some interesting people, and learned a huge amount of information. I’ll write more on these topics later. Tonight I … Continue reading

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Protecting Time and Space

From a link in a blog that I read yesterday, I was introduced to novelist and essayist Zadie Smith. Born and educated in England, she’s now a tenured professor of fiction at New York University. I know all of this from … Continue reading

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Watch Those Gerunds and Exclamation Marks!

I’m a little sad that my writing group isn’t going to get together tonight, and I’m even sadder because of the reason. Not one of us has anything to critique. Sure, we could have met anyway, but since the primary … Continue reading

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