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Being ‘Good Enough’

May 23, 2019, by Issy Being ‘Good Enough’ I haven’t posted for a while, but wanted to share something I’ve been working on to do with my own mental health in that time. I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last few months fee...

Full House for Benefits of Conference Connection

Turn-out was great for yesterday’s Writers Forum program, Benefits of Conference Connection. Published author and professional speaker  Lezlie Winberry prepared attendees to attend any writers conference and to maximize the value out...

Rest.

April 22, 2019, by John Rest. I remember working incredibly hard as a high school student in Singapore. As a student in one of the best schools there, it felt like a constant competition. I would wake up at 6am, start our morning assembly a...

The Art Of Interviewing

*Ring*Ring*Ring*  You receive a call that you’re interviewing for your dream job! Woohoo! Now what? If you’re not sure how to prepare for an interview, we have you covered. There’s a lot to know before walking into your first intervi...

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Intangible Girl’s fanfiction: working title Mindscape

tl;dr Fanfiction novel now, middle grade original fiction later. Almost ten years ago, mere weeks after graduating from college, I realized the time had come for me to write my Someday novel. Since I no longer had classes and homework to ke...

Team Up! What Makes Writing Groups Work

Joining a writing group can be a wonderful way to spark your creativity and increase your commitment to writing. But what makes writing groups work? Six writing groups from around the world share their tips to a supportive writing group. Wr...

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The ADD/ADHD thread

I’ll kick us off with my own story. I was diagnosed in 1993 at age thirteen. “Ritalin kids” was less of a whispered term then than it had been in the ’80’s, but there was still a great deal of stigma surroundin...

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Reflection?

It seems to me that the teacher would say the thing about the potential. Even though your child will probably reject the explanation, can the explanation be part of the scene? Then we get that from the teacher, not the child. You could, of ...

Thomas Frank’s Simple Equation to Fight Procrastination

Procrastination affects us all. I planned to write this article today, and it’s now four in the afternoon and I’m just starting. I usually get up at noon, but still. Clearly, it’s a problem that affects me, so I’m just going to assu...

How I Won The Loran Scholarship: A Conversation with Leon Picha of Matthew McNair Secondary School

We here at Student Life Network recently congratulated the 2019 winners of the Loran Scholarship. A small group of extremely incredible students, these young people have proved that you can accomplish great things if you are genuine, confid...

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