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Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, if you have read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and such?

Minding the Muse, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long, Coffeetown Press, Seattle, 2016 Priscilla Long’s slim handbook for artists suggests ways to refl… Source: Why Read MINDING THE MUSE, A Handbook for Painters, Composers, … Continue reading

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The Weird Rules of Adjective Order

Native speakers may not know these rules exist. We have learned them by ear. English language learners will sound more fluent if they practice this adjective order: place (first, last, next …) quantity or number opinion/quality (general before specific) size, length, … Continue reading

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Seattle Sights to See Now—for immigrants, long-time residents, and visitors: MOOD INDIGO

Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World, a wonderful show including indigo-dyed textiles from Africa and worker clothing from France and Japan at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. There is a fabulous new giant cloth … Continue reading

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The post office closes. Banks close. Schools take the day off. Stores mount sales. It is a national holiday.   On Memorial Day most families relax, maybe out of town because Memorial Day always falls on a Monday and gives … Continue reading

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Elena Hartwell interviewed me! (Pam)

Spotlight on writer and scientist, Pamela Hobart Carter Pam grew up in Montreal. A geologist by training, Pam taught everything from preschool to science pedagogy for thirty years. She practices timed writing with two Seattle groups. With Arleen Williams, she … Continue reading

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Abiding by a New Year’s Resolution

Arleen Williams, No Talking Dogs partner, emailed me to say we were accepted as presenters at the Regional ESL conference

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Elena Hartwell & No Talking Dogs Press

As I head off to the Tri-TESOL conference to present No Talking Dogs: Easy Literature for Adults, I am pleased to share an interview with Elena Hartwell on Arc of a Writer. Elena began her interview with a question about … Continue reading

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