Archive - October 10, 2013

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Emily Spiegel (Ethiopia 2012-14) In Huff Post, The Blog
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John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) Publishes: How To Write A Novel in 100 Days

Emily Spiegel (Ethiopia 2012-14) In Huff Post, The Blog

Emily Spiegel Peace Corps Volunteer, Dangila, Ethiopia The Peace Corps: The First Year Posted: 10/09/2013 2:59 pm When I joined the Peace Corps one year ago, I wouldn’t have imagined my life to be anything like it is today. In my mind, Peace Corps Ethiopia would be a risky but rewarding adventure, with a lack of electricity and running water, and an abundance of rats. Although some of that may be a bigger part of my life than I care to admit, it is what I did not expect that truly defines my service thus far. I did not expect freezing cold summers with rain so loud it hurts. I can’t say I anticipated my most prized possession to become a bucket and favorite pastime to be drinking tiny cups of freshly brewed coffee. I never thought I would be a local celebrity or that I would have good enough . . .

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John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) Publishes: How To Write A Novel in 100 Days

HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL IN 100 DAYS With tips about agents, editors, publishers and self-publishing By John Coyne HowtoWriteANovelin100Days.com “You start John Coyne’s book for the advice, and you keep reading for the stories – tales from the fertile and barren desks of great writers past and present. Did you know that Katherine Ann Porter began Ship of Fools by writing the last page, and then spent twenty years finishing the novel? Read this book and avoid the same fate.” Peter Hessler, Staff Writer for The New Yorker, author of River Town, and MacArthur Genius Award Winner • Everybody’s got a great story in them, but most of us don’t know how to get that story out. In How to Write a Novel in 100 Days, novelist and teacher John Coyne explains — with wit and sass and not just a little bit of inside knowledge — the process that . . .

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