Murder, She Wrote - Laura Shea

Recently, I published my second mystery novel, entitled Murder at the People’s Theater.  Mystery fiction is generally divided into two categories, the hard-boiled and the cozy.  Typically, the hard-boiled detective is a solitary figure who walks the mean and often rain-swept streets of a major city in pursuit of justice, whatever that means in the morally relative—at times, corrupt—universe that the detective inhabits.  Traditionally, that city is Los Angeles, but at this point, pick anywhere on the map. 

Finding Something Brilliant to Write About - Amy Stackhouse

Students often ask how to come up with a paper topic. It’s a really good question, especially when we don’t have a lot of experience coming up with our own topics — when we are used to someone telling us what to write about — it can be daunting. We want to write something profound, insightful, and “right.” We don’t want to look stupid.

Procrastination and How to Overcome It - Ivy Stabell

#HowIProcrastinate In college, I was the Empress of the All-Nighter. An absolute champ. I’d open up a blank Word document, spread my class notes and books around me in a 360-degree rubbish heap of thoughts, crack a Red Bull, and just go, for hours and hours. I’d mutter to myself, half nobly and half self-pityingly,