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Lessons Learned from Frank McCourt

I was a junior at Stuyvesant H.S. when I was finally able to take Frank McCourt’s much-coveted creative writing class.  Stuyvesant was indeed a magical place for kids like me, the daughter of immigrants who could not afford tuition at the elite private schools that offered a comparable education.   Read more

Creating Mental Space

A few years ago, when I started writing fiction again, I looked to Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft for guidance.  I took to heart what he said about what makes a good writer, including his tips on work habits.  I just had to make some adjustments to deal with my reality back then.  Read more

Returning to the Craft

How does one figure out what to do professionally?  A successful woman executive advised in an article I read that if you are unsure about your career path, do the following exercise: think about the first badge you earned as a Girl Scout.   Read more