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Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
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    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

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Volt by Alan Heathcock
Volt

PittsburghWriter, January 20, 2012

This is the most amazing short fiction collection that I've held in my hands since I picked up my fist Flannery O'Connor. I found myself rereading sentences to see how Heathcock got the language so exactly right, every single time. It's dark, it's brooding, it's occasionally horrifying in its unexpected acts of brutality, but underneath it all, the characters have a nobility and honesty that I haven't seen in fiction in years. If you're not reading this, you're truly missing one of the greats.
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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

PittsburghWriter, January 20, 2012

I love to read about other artists' creative processes and routines, so I knew I would enjoy this one. But Tharp brought so much more to the table. The book is full of exercises and suggestions for anyone to add more creativity to their lives and more spine to their art. I took thorough notes and expect to be using some of these tips immediately.
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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle

PittsburghWriter, September 10, 2009

This is the rare "teen" classic that adults can enjoy- and fails to deliver a trite, syrupy ending. For that reason alone, it was worth the read. Add to that the well-drawn characters, the fully developed setting, and a plot that draws in the reader, and I have to give it five stars. I read it for the first time at 32, and loved it dearly.
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