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Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts for Your First Studio Session

Dear Reader, So I went into a recording studio in mid-July. My plan was to record a three-song demo and then, possibly, upload them to YouTube, while also sending out the songs to different music venues and indie labels. It’s now October and, of course, no songs have been uploaded or sent out. The main… Continue Reading

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Top Ten Tips for Never Finishing Your Novel

Dear Reader, Writing is hard. There is a lot of work involved when it comes to dreaming, planning, and executing an idea of yours into a fully-formed novel. There are, of course, many excellent resources available on the internet that will give you all the necessary steps of how to complete your work in progress.… Continue Reading

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The Lighthouse Award. Or: What Does It Mean to Help People?

Dear Reader, Thanks to the brilliant Aya Walksfar (if you haven’t read her work, please do), I was recently nominated for a Lighthouse Award. Here are the guidelines: 1.) Display the Award Certificate on your blog. 2.) Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. 3.) Inform your nominees of their… Continue Reading

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Double-Feature Review: The Coquette Meets The Group

Dear Reader, I just read a book that confirmed something I have believed for a long time: nothing is private. This has been true for centuries, and it will continue to be true. The only time when privacy will become a virtue is when the need for privacy becomes greater than the need for gossip.… Continue Reading

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March Madness

Dear Reader, The dreaded month of March is here. I assumed you knew that already, but just in case you didn’t, I am here to fill you in. This is the month where I like to hide away. I can be quite productive, but I do not like starting or finishing projects at this time.… Continue Reading

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Double-Feature Review: J.D. Salinger and Wes Anderson

Dear Reader, Out of all of the Wes Anderson films that I have seen so far (Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Hotel Chevalier, The Darjeeling Limited, and Rushmore—in that order), The Royal Tenenbaums remains my favorite. Now, perhaps this was because it was my first exposure to Wes Anderson and I didn’t have any expectations… Continue Reading

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Living Legends: Joyce Carol Oates

Dear Reader, It seems almost impossible that I have gone on this long without mentioning one of the writers that I hold most dearly. Her name, if you are unfamiliar with her, is Joyce Carol Oates. Chances are that if you have come within twelve feet of a bookstore, you have seen or heard of… Continue Reading

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