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What I’ve gained from almost 20 days of writing (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #19)

*This is a response to a free-writing prompt, so that means I don’t proofread or edit what I write before I post it. I’m supposed to just write what comes to mind without filtering it, and then publish the result. Therefore, I have only fixed major spelling errors. Everything else is un-corrected. In other words,… Continue reading What I’ve gained from almost 20 days of writing (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #19)

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Basilique Royale de Saint-Denis (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #17)

 Today’s prompt didn’t particularly interest me or feel like a good fit for this blog, but the additional challenge was to write in a style different from my usual one, which I liked a lot. I like my writing to flow and include lots of description; I never skimp on the words. Therefore, I decided… Continue reading Basilique Royale de Saint-Denis (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #17)

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Finding what has been lost (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #16)

Today's prompt was about going through a lost and found, or discovering someone's lost possessions. Believe it or not, I have some experience with that. My first job out of college was at a small auction house. The company purchased entire estates and curated their auctions from those acquisitions. As it turns out, you often… Continue reading Finding what has been lost (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #16)

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Habits and Traditions (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #15)

Today’s prompt was kind of unique, so I’m going to quote it in full before starting. “Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force. How… Continue reading Habits and Traditions (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #15)

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Failure… or Not (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #14)

Today’s assignment was to pick up the nearest book, turn to page twenty-nine, and write a post based on the first word that you notice on that page. In a fashion that should not surprise anyone who knows anything about me, my nearest book was Robert Edsel’s The Monuments Men. I’m nothing if not predictable.… Continue reading Failure… or Not (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #14)

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Musings on Discoveries (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #13)

Today’s prompt was about finding something. Sounds easy, right? But I couldn’t think of anything related to that topic that I actually wanted to write about, until I realized that the act of discovering things is a huge part of my job as a scholar and researcher. In fact, it was the feeling of discovering… Continue reading Musings on Discoveries (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #13)

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WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #12: Inspired by Real-Life Conversations

Today’s prompt was to write a post based on a real-life conversation. Have you ever had a conversation so impactful that you could look back on it later and realize that it was a major turning point with significant, tangible effects? I’m pretty sure everyone has experienced this at one point or another. Such conversations… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #12: Inspired by Real-Life Conversations

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WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #10: Brought to You By Coffee

Today’s prompt tasked me to write about my childhood favorite food, but my big-girl favorite food is much more interesting. Coffee! I love coffee. No, seriously. I run my life on coffee. This may seem off-topic for me, but honestly, so much of this blog is written while drinking coffee. It’s not just the caffeine.… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #10: Brought to You By Coffee

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WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #9: What Manet’s Girls Saw

For today's prompt about writing from a different point of view, I decided to describe a work of art from the perspective of a figure depicted in the work. I have chosen Edouard Manet's Railroad (Gare St-Lazare) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., a painting noted for its opaque psychology, unclear narrative, and… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #9: What Manet’s Girls Saw