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Betsey O'Brien

Writing Coach, Pen & Hand in Chicago

Writing Like Hell

PRESENTED ON SEP 06, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 39

Betsey O'Brien had a life changing experience - and then set to work filling a suitcase with her journals.

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

BY LAWRENCE SPANN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2014.

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For the Love of Words

BY SHENIZ JANMOHAMED
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 26, 2014

Sheniz Jannohamed explores the spirit and inventiveness of words. Listen as she examines the interesting, strange, and hilarious rituals of writers and authors.

 

 

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Collaborative Fiction Writing: We do it, We are Somewhat Crazy

BY CHRIS PAULS
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Getting two people together to write a book is like getting three people together to make a baby.” We didn’t say that, Doug Moe said that. We can’t speak to the baby thing, but we can tell you how we pull off the writing.

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Dear Diary, we can't go on this way....

BY BEVERLEY NOLAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

A personal account of how Beverley Nolan broke out of the traditional pen and ink journaling form and found new ways to journal for herself and in the company of others.

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Magic Words

BY HENGTEE LIM
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Words are really powerful, and if we’re going to use them to express the people we are and the feelings that we have, let’s make them count!"

In Magic Words from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Hengtee Lim looks at how words inspire new ideas, create a shared experience, and foster understanding. Lim argues that there's a power in words and the way we use them to express ourselves and tell stories.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. 

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Writing. Joy. Life

BY EVGENIYA KAPITANOVA
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 27, 2017

Как жить творческой жизнью и получать успехи играючи:)

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How to Write

BY JONAS FREDÉN
@ VOL 62 ON MAR 07, 2018

Jonas Fredén, journalist, teaches us how to write. To summarize his PK: keep it simple!

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Twenty Citations: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Writing a Collection of Poems

BY MATTHEW CARLIN
@ VOL 36 ON APR 10, 2019

Matthew Carlin shares his inspiration for his writing.

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the words in my head

BY KIM TOSCANO HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON APR 02, 2019

We begin with chaos, the incessant drumming of a restless mind. A journey through emotion follows – feeling to the nth degree. Deconstruction seeks order in the confusion. Negotiation hatches a sense of reconciliation. Words emerge, carrying a fresh understanding and myriad new questions. This, for me, is writing.