MFA Notes: The Inspiration and Imperative of Place

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Quick notes: the inspiration and imperative of place in creative writing Recently, I graduated from Lesley University with an MFA in creative writing, and I decided that I wanted to share what I learned in a series of blog posts. I decided to share for two reasons: 1) My notes, although not too detailed, could possibly  help other writers. 2) Rewriting my notes forces …

MFA Notes – Journalistic Imperative

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MFA Notes from Lesley University What does it take to be a journalist? Recently, I graduated from Lesley University with an MFA in creative writing, and I decided that I wanted to share what I learned in a series of blog posts. I decided to share for two reasons: 1) My notes, although not too detailed, could possibly  help other writers. 2) Rewriting my …

How to Be a Stand up Comedian

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 16 Comments

It starts with an awkward silence.  All eyes are glued to you as you walk to the stage; the littlest misstep and you’ll never live it down.  The second that your foot hits the stage, you take a deep breath, sweat drips down your brow and your palms freeze.  Stepping up the microphone you exhale and tell yourself that you’ve …

How To Successfully Market An Unforgettable War Memoir

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 2 Comments

Due to the notoriety of the two most recent and controversial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the consumer market has become a fertile ground for war memoirs. Readers have a strong interest in the military and an effective marketing campaign is a guaranteed way to generate sympathy and curiosity about heroic veterans. Marketing, advertising and publicity are essential to building …

PTSD: What to Do When Your Spouse has PTSD

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Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a difficult and often dangerous mental condition for patients and those around them, the immediate family, the children and especially the spouse. PTSD happens when someone comes back from a truly horrible, violent or near-death experience. Something in the brain snaps; gets rewired and the person with PTSD has no choice but to …