Writing a personal narrative: 3 things you need to know

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Writing a personal narrative is probably one of the most enjoyable writing assignments. People, by nature, are very fond of talking about themselves and sharing their experiences as a part of a text, and this is what this type of writing requires of you. Whether you’re a beginner blogger and share your life story with […]

The COL’s Vocation of Writing Series Brings Literary Speakers to Campus

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For the past three years, Associate Professor of the Practice in Letters Charles Barber has spearheaded a writing-oriented speaker series through the College of Letters with the goal of giving students the opportunity to learn from and speak with professionals in the field. The series first took off in 2020 with a series of nonfiction […]

Novelist Ian McEwan: Writing is “a way of being”

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“A secret, I think, can be fatal,” said acclaimed novelist Ian McEwan. “She died with her secret intact.” That secret McEwan is talking about was a personal one held by his mother: “She would give birth to a baby boy, and she gave that child away. The moment she gave that child away, I think […]

Memoir Writing: The Art of Telling Your Story

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The decision to write a memoir is not to be taken lightly. Having done it, a retired USAID FSO shares his experience. BY FRANK J. YOUNG A ghat on the Ganges River in Varanasi, December 1969. The holy city along the sacred river has nearly 100 such flights of riverfront steps, where religious rituals are […]

Edward Zuckerman On Writing the Funny Episodes of “Law & Order”

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Oddly, I was known in-house as writing the funny episodes of “Law & Order.” That show (the original “Law & Order”) was well-regarded and festooned with awards and praise, but it was definitely not considered a laugh riot. But I couldn’t help myself. I became a TV writer after a career as a journalist and, […]

Meredith Noble Is Modernizing How Grant Writing Is Taught. Here’s How.

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Meredith Noble, Co-Founder and CEO of Learn Grant Writing , is helping those ready for a career change become paid grant writers so they have the flexibility to build a life they love. After quitting her corporate job, Meredith started her self-employment journey but quickly realized she didn’t have a business model to keep her […]

Northwest College Writers Series Returns to Cody on November 3

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The Northwest College Writers Series returns on Thursday, November 3rd in Cody. The free event will feature author and former NWC professor Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach and begins at 6 p.m. in the Grizzly Room at Park County Library, located at 1501 Stampede Avenue. Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach is currently a Professor of English at Montana State […]

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