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A Writer I Admire

While all of my colleagues at the CWE are excellent writers, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog entry to one in particular who has continually impressed me during our two years together in the English graduate program.  So, this comic (appropriately posted on the last day of April) is dedicated to Emily for her ability […]

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Defining the Boundaries of the Writer’s Territory

I’m going to immediately begin this post by telling you that my title is misleading; I can’t define the boundaries of writing.  Why would I write a misleading title?  Partially to illustrate the issues involved with defining these boundaries.  I can’t tell you where the realm of the writer stops.  There are writers in the  […]

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Everyone is a writer! We just might not call it that.

Who is a writer? This is an easy question to answer because everyone is a writer. The nuances necessitated by successful email interaction ALONE make anyone a writer. Too many exclamation points and capital letters can spell doom in the right (wrong?) situation. It might mark the difference between employment and unemployment –  ‘I look […]

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I can add an item to someone else’s shopping list… Am I a writer?

Most people don’t think of themselves as writers, although most people are in fact writers. Whether we write for ourselves or with the intention of sharing our words with others, it is important to realize that any type of writing can be a great form of self-expression and a tool for communication. Every Saturday night, […]

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Who is a Writer? Anyone with an Idea

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” ― Winston Churchill “I write […]

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Cogito ergo sum.

  In the current digital age, almost everyone writes. We write text messages, Facebook statuses, and emails. While older generations constantly seem to lament a loss of literacy, current generations write daily to communicate. But are we all writers? Is the word writer a loaded word that signifies something more than “one who writes”? My […]

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who? you!

Do you use written words to communicate with other human beings? If you answered yes, congratulations! You’re a writer. I’m usually not one to support the use of such lofty labels, but in this case, I embrace it. Maybe not so much aloud, though. For example, the following conversation would never happen: Stranger: So, what […]

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A Curmudgeon’s Complaint

When I talk about writing, I want to inspire people… I want to marvel at the possibilities it holds… I want to feel liberated. (Okay, now I’m getting a little cheesy. Sorry!) As most things in life, what we want is not always what we get. Unfortunately, now I’m going to a dark place. When […]

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