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Cyndi Pauwels
Works at Clark State Community College
Attended Antioch University McGregor
Lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio
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A brave and much-needed post.

"[I]f it takes a village to write your book, is it your book?"

“In a crowdsourced, market- and consensus-dominated world, we might squelch the Thornton Wilders, Manets, and Steinbecks...and end up with nothing but Sharknado #27, paintings of big-eyed kids, and Fifty Shades of Boring.”
by Anne R. Allen Ruth and I often get requests to censor our posts when a word or link or piece of news has offended somebody. We usually comply. We don't want a minor distraction to interfere with our purpose—which is to sh...
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"[A]n internet of one's own"

How to Keep the NSA Out of Your Computer 
Sick of government spying, corporate monitoring, and overpriced ISPs? There's a cure for that.
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Lovin' this new (to me!) resource:

"So keep an eye on that hashtag, check the site, don’t pitch anybody on Twitter, do follow submission guidelines to the letter, and take advantage of yet another way that various social media (still a plural word — one medium, two media) can get you into close proxmity to someone else’s thoughts."
Like a night with a good combo onstage, Manuscript Wish List (#MSWL) on Twitter packs out the joint with agents and editors shouting out their requests -- to writers.
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Don't try to control what you can't.

One of thousands of global blog posts today on compassion. Join us!

#1000Speak  
Practicing compassion makes life better. It's better than being a jerk face.
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Several Washington University students organized a donation table outside a local premiere of “Fifty Shades of Grey” on Friday night, raising over $500 for a local women’s shelter.
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Excellent summary on copyright

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Authors are no strangers to bullshit. We listen to book reviewers, we have agents, we troll forums; we are constantly immersed in a world of people who think they know what they're talking about. Sometimes this can be helpful...
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In honor of the February that will never end, 20 yrs ago this month my beloved Saturn gave its life to save ours.

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False dichotomies.

Another succinct reminder from Tim Minchin: the world is not binary!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGErC6QQdoc
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Another lovely entry in the 1000+ blogs about compassion today.

Spread the word!

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I have been trying to write this post for a month now. I was going for something deep. Something super thoughtful that would leave everyone ugly-crying. In the end I realized two things. 1. I am not a deep, ugly-cry-inducing ...
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Saying goodbye is rarely easy, especially with regret hanging overhead.
There’s something about the death of a family member, even those only-at-holidays/weddings/funerals connections, that stirs up a wealth of regrets: for not making more an effort to stay close, for ...
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Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • Clark State Community College
    adjunct faculty, 2012 - present
  • self employed
    writer, present
  • Antioch University Midwest
    adjunct faculty, 2012 - 2012
Places
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Currently
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Previously
Greater Toledo, Ohio - Ohio, Wyoming
Story
Tagline
Writer, reader, seeker of truth
Introduction
I am a writer living in idyllic Yellow Springs, Ohio. My debut novel FORTY & OUT will be released into the wild in September 2014.
Bragging rights
NaNoWriMo 2005, 2006, 2011
Education
  • Antioch University McGregor
    Creative Writing, 2008 - 2010
  • Antioch University McGregor
    Humanities, 2006 - 2008
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Gender
Female
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