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Jan
30

On The Lonely Road of Writing a Dissertation?

On The Lonely Road of Writing a Dissertation? Sitting in your courses is exciting. Discussing and debating the latest theories or ancient wisdom can be inspiring. But when you finish the assignments and pass comprehensive exams, being “ABD” or all but degree can be lonely. You’re almost home to that doctoral diploma but still have two or more years to go. How do you stay encouraged and productive through the proposal stage, meeting...
Dec
16

Yowling Creators: First Step of Freedom to Connect

Yowling Creators: First Step of Freedom to Connect I’m so excited. My Creative Writing students are taking their first step of freedom to connect with an audience at a Yowling Creator cafe-style event tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Fuller’s Travis Lounge, located on the corner of Oakland and Walnut in Pasadena. Like many first-time yowling creators, my students felt shy in the beginning. They thought they had nothing to say and were even nervous to...
Oct
24

Come Out of the Closet With Your Creation

Come Out of the Closet With Your Creation Encourage Your Yowling Creator’s Way Like a timid rabbit, I was a closet poet for nearly ten years before I finally had the courage to show my work to someone. This person liked it so much that he sent it to a magazine, the editor of an anthology, and a literary journal . . . and this is how I got published for the first time. In fact, I wasn’t even in the country. However, I’m grateful that...
Oct
20

Community: Importance of Connecting

Community: Importance of Connecting Sometimes when we work on a project or pursue our passion, we must walk into uncharted territory mentally, emotionally, or with respect to our skills. It can be a daunting, or even scary, prospect. Some people happily plunge into the unknown. They have an adventurous spirit. We look at them in awe, especially when they succeed. We wish we could be like that….Well, you can. Create your very own...
Sep
16

Research: Connect with Your Yowling Self

Research: Connect with Your Yowling Self The creation process can feel as elusive as trying to catch a jellyfish. It’s important to remain grounded, so we don’t get stung. This is why “RESEARCH” involves connecting with yourself first. Understanding ourselves and how we work is the most important connection we make as part of the initial stage of working on any project Whether we realize it or not.   Our Brain Needs...

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