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A Peek Inside Thoreau’s Journals

Though Henry David Thoreau’s Walden is a staple of college English and humanities classes, I managed to earn a master’s in English without ever reading it. Shocking, I know! Sure, I’d read selections from it in a class or two but never sat down to read the whole book...

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Writing Your Way to a Dream Home

Here in Los Angeles, the housing market is absolutely bananas. Even though home and condo prices have cooled slightly in recent months, prices are still sky high. And even if you've got the cash to pre-qualify for a loan, that isn't any guarantee of nabbing a property...

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Never Delay a Dream

On New Year’s Day, I lost my dear friend and fellow writer, Anise Stevens, to cancer. She was 49. Anise was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, and even though surgery and chemo eliminated it, the cancer later metastasized in her liver, bones, and other...

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Now Trending: Journaling

20 years ago, I started writing in my journal every night. I had picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, who recommended doing something called “Morning Pages,” where you write for 45 minutes as soon as you wake up. Not being a morning person, and...

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Welcome to Write Strong Consulting

Hello! Thanks for visiting the new homepage of Write Strong Consulting. I first launched this business in 2007, with a focus on personal statement consulting for college and graduate school applicants. Over the last dozen years, the business has grown by leaps and...

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