Beth Burnett

Storyteller

I love this video series from Oregon State University. They are brief videos of the university’s professors explaining various literary terms and concepts. While these videos are great for students and teachers, I also find them interesting as a writer. After all, we should be thinking about literary devices in our writing. And we can’t …

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Writing is hard work. It’s solitary, it’s sometimes nerve-wracking. It can be exhilarating and it can be devastating. There are times when I think I’m on the cusp of landing something huge and there are times I feel I should just go ahead and quit now. Somehow, those moments of wanting to quit are always …

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Happy birthday to all November folks! Today is my 49th birthday. I’m excited because I’ve looked forward to turning 50 since I turned 40. Before that, I was in desperate physical health and believed I wouldn’t make it to 50. Women in their fifties are something special. They’ve reached that “I don’t give a fuck” …

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