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The “Post” Post

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[Another entry in the ongoing blog "Would We Lie To You?: News from the Non-Fiction Career Lab"]

by Deborah L. Blicher

The Non-Fiction Career Lab ended with a class reading on May 29th, so I am writing this post-graduation.

After a year of meeting weekly with my intelligent, talented lab partners and teachers, I feel inspired to set myself up as a freelancer. I'll write feature stories! Pitch paying markets! Write essays! Submit to literary magazines I'd only dreamed about! But where to start?

June 11, 2013 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab

Craft Advice Inspiration The Writing Life

Watch One, Do One, Teach One

It may be horrifying for lay folks to learn this fact, but there is a mantra in residency called, “watch one, do one, teach one.” As an intern, I did not have the luxury of watching scores of intravenous insertions before I tackled my own. Lumbar punctures are done less frequently. If I’d been supervised just once by my senior resident doing a spinal tap and had been deemed competent, chances are when the next one came along, I’d be supervising someone else doing one

June 3, 2013 | Info

Inspiration The Writing Life

A Day of One’s Own

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By John Weeks

On June 16th, the literary world will celebrate Bloomsday in honor of James Joyce’s epic novel Ulysses. This retelling of The Odyssey takes place on June 16th, 1904, and follows its hero, Leopold Bloom, as he journeys through Dublin to reconnect with his wife. On June 16th, Joyce fans the world over will gather over pints of Guinness to read this literary masterwork.

May 30, 2013 | Info

Guest Post Inspiration The Writing Life

Slaying Genre: Do You Believe In Magic?

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I’ve been rereading two of my very favorite books: Coraline by Neil Gaiman and We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson. Why? I could bore you with woeful tales of needing a book to obsess me and not finding it lately (suggestions welcomed!) but really, it all comes down to magic. Both of these novels, though extremely different, are swimming in magic—so much so that I can read them dozens of times and still remain captivated by the energies swirling around and in them.

May 16, 2013 | KL Pereira

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