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juliawang on June 4th, 2014

I’m going to England this summer for a friend’s wedding, and afterward, my friend, S, and I will hop around Europe for two weeks, so I have been thinking a lot about travel writing, trying to wrap my mind around it, and trying to fit it into my writing life. David Miller from Matador Network wrote a […]

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juliawang on June 21st, 2013

And the quote of the day goes to . . . James Marsters, for: Chekov, man, it’s all the same thing. Chekov and Buffy the Vampire Slayer–it’s all about beautiful losers.    

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juliawang on June 26th, 2011

In addition to hearing wonderful panels throughout the day, I got a chance to look at original paintings for a few much celebrated picture books, including: And look at these paintings by Hollins professors, Ruth Sanderson and Ashley Wolff.  Aren’t they wonderful?                   Tomorrow is the start […]

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juliawang on May 28th, 2011

Okay, so it’s not that drastic. Not all children are illogical (in the adult sense of the word). And not all adults write bores (in the children’s sense of the word). Reminds me of what C.S. Lewis wrote in The Magician’s Nephew: the children are musing about what could possibly in an empty house, and […]

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juliawang on April 20th, 2011

Rather than wrapping up my thesis, today I snuggled into the loveseat and read a mystery cozy.  I devoured it; that is to say, I read it very fast.  And you know what, it made me feel productive and rather relaxed.  So, to that nagging voice that wails, “Bad writing!  Not literary!”  I say, “Actually, […]

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