This blog has no set topic or theme, so the subject matter will vary from post to post. The point of the blog is to write intentionally rather than to share about a specific topic. The inspiration for this site came from hearing Carl Klaus, professor emeritus at the University of Iowa, speak in Fall of 2019. He set a goal for himself at a very young age to write a 500-word essay every day. (Of course, that was before computers.) I hope other writers can find inspiration from this as well. No matter what your preferred genre, write daily, as often as possible. Long-hand or typed, make writing a habit.

A Student/Professor Affair in Fact and Fiction - River Teeth Journal

Sarah Cheshire’s chapbook, Unravelings, published in 2017 by Etchings Press, is a work of creative nonfiction in which the author blurs facts so creatively that it is difficult to know what is fiction and what is truth. The only part readers can be sure is entirely made up is the Title IX document woven throughout the story. Cheshire tells us in the prologue that she created the Title IX report and its narrator or subject to make sense of a distorted memory involving her and a professor, imagini
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Growth Requires Change Requires Growth Requires Change

...but it was not because he didn’t care about those people. He was weary of hearing complaints from friends who never tried to do anything to change their circumstances.
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My name is Jen Anne Becker. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English & Creative Writing on the Publishing track from the University of Iowa, and a graduate certificate in Publishing from the University of Denver.

While at the University of Iowa, I served as Managing Editor for two class project publications where I participated in acquisitions, ensured deadlines were met, and assisted the Editors-in-Chief with promoting the release of each respective publication. Also, during my time at The University of Iowa, I was an Editorial Assistant for The Iowa Review where I read submissions and made recommendations to the Editors. In addition, I had the privilege of being an Editor of the 4th Annual Iowa Chapbook Prize where I worked with a team of Editors to select nine winners for the Spring 2020 Iowa Chapbook Prize. Each Editor then worked directly with their chosen author to oversee the editing, layout, and design of the winning author's chapbook.

Publishing Industry Professionals offered instruction and advice to students of The Denver Publishing Institute from their own career experiences. Hands-on learning opportunities such as writing reader's reports, editing, proofreading, marketing & publicity, and book design helped reinforce instruction and experience obtained at The University of Iowa.

Right now, I am working toward a Master's degree in Professional Creative Nonfiction Writing through DU, while concurrently earning a Copyediting Certificate through UCSD. In addition, I'm finding that a love of my prior undergraduate experience as Managing Editor is leading me down new paths as I explore future career opportunities.

During this time, I will consider Independent Editing, Proofreading, and Writing opportunities, where I will use my skills to help other writers produce their best work. Please use the contact form below to let me know how I can help you.

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