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Tag Archives: Julie Powell

The Blog-to-Book Fantasy

Mock highway sign: "Blogging 101."

When I teach introductory courses on blogging, sooner or later a student will always raise a version of this question: what about a book? Can’t you put together a bunch of your blog posts and make a book that publishers … Read more »

Shtick Lit

Shtick Lit

I believe Thoreau’s high-minded rhetoric when he explains why he decided to undertake his experiment in the simple life beside Walden Pond. He was a transcendental sort of fellow who wanted to get at the deep truths of human experience in an existential way. True enough, but I think there’s more to the story. Thoreau was also a writer and writers need, above all, something to write about. Read more »