The Influence of a Writing Mentor

Mentor One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. While writing groups can serve as a mentor, the right personal mentor will help improve your writing by giving you guidance each step of the way. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919… Continue reading The Influence of a Writing Mentor

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Poem: Gone Electric

Gone Electric Our music choice was known as folk We all laughed at a knock-knock joke Acoustic was our favorite sound In D.C. The Beatles played in the round We cried when JFK was killed that day And why the war we asked LBJ Newport Folk Festival was going strong And Bob Dylan wrote our… Continue reading Poem: Gone Electric

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Encourage Others

Mentor One way a writer can become successful is by having a more established writer as a mentor. Writing groups can serve the function of a mentor. Let me share an example of the influence a mentor. In 1919 a young veteran returned from World War I. He moved to Chicago moving into a particular neighborhood… Continue reading Encourage Others

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Meet the Poets: Maxine Kumin – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1981 -1982

Biography Maxine Kumin (born June 6, 1925 and passed away February 6, 2014) was an American poet and author. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981–1982. She received her BA and MA from Radcliffe College. Publications Her published books of poetry are many. They include Where I Live:… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Maxine Kumin – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1981 -1982

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My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir by Lucinda Franks

My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir is the best book I’ve read in a long time. It is written by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks. It reads more like a novel than a memoir.The book is both an intellectual search for an understanding of her father’s secret past as a spy in World War II… Continue reading My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir by Lucinda Franks

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