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About drishism

Love. Explore. Advocate. Rejoice. Note. http://www.ishism.com

Character Editing … A Writer’s Journey

I am still editing characters for my novel.  I want characters that are memorable… and I want a plot that moves people. For the characters to be memorable, and a plot that is moving, then the characters really need to … Continue reading

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Child PTSD + ADHD = Merry Christmas from Coca-Cola

Our little foster kid is interesting. Her entire life has pretty much been a crapshoot, which makes her tense all the time. In fact, this rough start to life has led her to develop Child PTSD. Dealing with a kid … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare Plays – Free on Kindle

On December 11th, 2014, I noticed some works by William Shakespeare were available through Amazon.com for free on Kindle. Hamlet is one of my favorites, but it was not listed for free when I checked. Below are the works (in … Continue reading

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How Did These Graduate Students Improve Their Working Conditions? They Went on Strike!

(from the Nation, by Michelle Chen) On their campus set amid the idyllic northwestern woodlands, graduate students at the University of Oregon stepped out of their classrooms and onto a historic picket line last week. The union, representing some 1,500 … Continue reading

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Stranger than Fiction – University of Oregon’s Graduate Students on Strike

Friends… I know you follow this blog for fiction writing, foster care, and or marathon running. Well… sometimes reality provides great inspiration for fiction writing. The University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) is on strike. They have been … Continue reading

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