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Warming Up to the Idea of Writing Your College Essays

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.06.2016 | College
Douglas Danoff

Just as in sports, where you warm up before actually playing, it's a really good idea to "warm up" before sitting down to work on your college essays. By gradually preparing your mind and body for the more vigorous activity ahead, you'll put yourself in the right space to maximize the quality of your essay-writing session. So here are some tips on how you can create a good writing warm-up for yourself.

On Book Tour With Willy Loman

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home
Fred Waitzkin

It does not matter if a writer's work is delicate or deep or inventive or learned or crass. With thousands of books published each week, authors are begging for a signing in a prestigious store, no less a radio interview or a feature newspaper article.

What Is True?

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Home
Fred Waitzkin

But how does one reconcile the idea of truth-telling with an inability to differentiate between reality and fantasy? I think that question goes to the essence of great fiction and poetry making, and also perhaps to the uncanny power of dreams.