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J.K. Rowling Inspires Writers

J.K. Rowling Inspires Writers

J.K. Rowling Inspires Writers as she delivers the 2008 Harvard Commencement Address on “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination.” She inspires Harvard Grads and all writers with her wonderful story. Today, she...

Writers Leverage Freedom of the Press

A. J. Liebling (1904-1963) once said, “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”  The renowned New Yorker writer knew what he was talking about because he lived in a time...

Jack Kerouac's Technique

Jack Kerouac’s Technique

Jack Kerouac wrote one of the seminal books of the 20th Century. It was called, On the Road. It was published in 1957 and was a precursor to many of the alternative social ideals of...

The Right Priorities

The Right Priorities

We all need the right priorities in our lives. Writers must be especially attuned to them. Bronnie Ware worked with people as they neared the end of life and she asked them if they had...

My first book

My First Book

I was thinking today about my first foray into writing. I won’t tell you the year (yes, it was that long ago), but I was about seven years old. I had written a mystery novel...