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    #Let’sThinkAbout Critical Thinking and Reading

    I read a great article on Lit Hub by Maryanne Wolf that discusses how reading affects the brain. The whole article is fascinating, and I encourage you to read it at  https://lithub.com/what-does-immersing-yourself-in-a-book-do-to-your-brain/. But for our purpose today, I’ll summarize some of what…

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    Back to School Tips for Teens

    It’s that time of year—back to school. Some of you are psyched for it, looking forward to seeing your friends or taking that certain class. Others not so much. These back to school tips are for all of you. Remember…

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    Author Katey Schultz: Connecting as Writers

    Longtime readers of this blog may recall my interview of Katey Schultz in August, 2017. She sent an inspirational postcard to me, and we chatted about her postcard campaign and building a community of writers. Here’s her current bio: Katey Schultz’s story collection, Flashes of…

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    Romantic Germany

    I recently returned from Germany. While there are many interesting aspects of the country, I was struck by how romantic it was.  First, there was the Café Romantic across the street from a bookstore in Heidelberg–what a great combination! We…

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    My Writing Dream Come True

    My Writing Dream Come True I’ve been lucky enough to have many writing dreams come true. When I first started writing, my dream was to finish a book. Once I did that, thanks to NaNoWriMo (https://nanowrimo.org), then my dream was…