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Writers, history, Memory

Reflections, a trick of the light, zooming...

by Chris DeBarr

Portland — Today is the Friday known as Good Friday to the believers of Christianity, a solemn day. To me, more particularly, I am thinking back on the extraordinary works of Gabriel García Márquez in the news of his death yesterday after a long illness. I don’t think of this as sad news, but as the perfect moment to reflect upon the triumphant brilliance of a writer who taught us to see the heart of histor...

Writers, writing

writers... write. Readers... dream they are writers

by Mike Ng

Berkeley — A writer, a strange animal. Most animals eat their prey, from skin to very bone and marrow. Enjoying the hunt and the kill. A writer though, does not enjoy the hunt, the scheming and plotting. They to...

writing, Writers

A Writer's LIfe

by Marti Melville

Dana point — Time has thrust me into the depths of what writers call “networking.” It’s been a short seven-day journey of making new acquaintances, hobnobbing with fellow writers, and learning new tricks o’ the ...


How to Turn your Computer into a Manual Typewriter

by Eliza Sarobhasa

Vancouver — “As we all know, the surfeit of distractions available on a personal computer these days can make it exceedingly easy to get nothing done. There’s the constant haranguing of emails, the intrusions of...

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