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Kasie Whitener
Works at Life on Clemson Road
Attended Capella University
Lives in Columbia, S.C.
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Love Builds Confidence
For Mother’s Day, Hollie gave me a picture card she’d drawn in school. It said:  Mom, You like to read and write with me, write and read, write and read, write and read. You work every day, work, work, work, work. You watch movies and shows with me, watch, ...
For Mother’s Day, Hollie gave me a picture card she’d drawn in school. It said: Mom, You like to read and write with me, write and read, write and read, write and read. You work every day, work, work, work, work. You wat...
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My latest for @scwriterswksp is about turning a 1st person narrative into a 3rd person. Check it out. 
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Redefining what it means to Lean In
My iPhone makes me crazy. For days now it’s been warning me I’m close to full storage. That means going through and sending to the cloud anything I want to keep and deleting anything I don’t want to keep. I use the Voice Notes app for my research interviews...
My iPhone makes me crazy. For days now it’s been warning me I’m close to full storage. That means going through and sending to the cloud anything I want to keep and deleting anything I don’t want to keep. I use the Voice N...
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Choose love, people, for everyone's sake, choose LOVE
My heart has been breaking in my Facebook news feed today. So many of my “friends” are speaking out against accepting Syrian refugees. They say the refugees threaten our national security. They say we don’t have the resources to sustain them. They say they ...
My heart has been breaking in my Facebook news feed today. So many of my “friends” are speaking out against accepting Syrian refugees. They say the refugees threaten our national security. They say we don’t have the resour...
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To my best friend on her wedding day
The speech I would have given if I hadn't been drinking all day... You look amazing. It’s not just the dress and the hair and the make-up. It’s also the way you wear that smile. Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell if that smile is a mask and behind it is all...
The speech I would have given if I hadn't been drinking all day... You look amazing. It’s not just the dress and the hair and the make-up. It’s also the way you wear that smile. Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell if tha...
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Outliving Our Nanas
Today’s is Tami’s first day without her Nana. Today she’ll blink into the sunlight as it seems extra bright to tear-filled eyes. She’ll take deeper breaths than yesterday remembering how Patsy struggled to breathe. She’ll wonder about a future that Nana wil...
Today’s is Tami’s first day without her Nana. Today she’ll blink into the sunlight as it seems extra bright to tear-filled eyes. She’ll take deeper breaths than yesterday remembering how Patsy struggled to breathe. She’ll...
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I love the idea of contrasting your protagonist with a foil. This is a good reminder to add dimensions to your characters.
By Rex Hurst In classic drama the term foil refers to a character which is created for the sole purpose of accenting a quality in a major character. For example in Sophocles’ ancient drama Antigone, the titular charac...
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The Worst Day of Someone Else's Life
The first thought I had when I woke was “Today is going to be the worst day of someone’s life. But it’s not mine.” We buried a man that day. I knew from the minute I woke that the depth of suffering I would witness would astonish me. I’d truthfully never se...
The first thought I had when I woke was “Today is going to be the worst day of someone’s life. But it’s not mine.” We buried a man that day. I knew from the minute I woke that the depth of suffering I would witness would a...
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Looking for Disruption in 2016
From the beginning, some 100+ posts ago, this blog has been about life in transition. Photo by: Naldz Graphics There was very little transition in 2015 and so fewer blog posts than in the years before. But right at the end, late December, things began to sh...
From the beginning, some 100+ posts ago, this blog has been about life in transition. Photo by: Naldz Graphics There was very little transition in 2015 and so fewer blog posts than in the years before. But right at th...
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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
A  lot of GenXers are loathe to admit we should have been wearing bike helmets as kids. It seems silly to us that our kids see them as essential as a seatbelt in the backseat or hand sanitizer before snack. When did we get so deliberate in our safety effort...
A lot of GenXers are loathe to admit we should have been wearing bike helmets as kids. It seems silly to us that our kids see them as essential as a seatbelt in the backseat or hand sanitizer before snack. When did we get so...
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An Overdue Thanks to Someone Whose Love I Earned
I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to earn my family.  There are some who’d tell you family is born of you — kin, they call it — trees and blood and heritage and all that shit. I have that. I have the people I’m stuck with, the ones who annoy and degrade...
I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to earn my family.  There are some who’d tell you family is born of you — kin, they call it — trees and blood and heritage and all that shit. I have that. I have the people I’...
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Homecoming Post In Under the Wire
I paid up today. I registered for the full reunion event and paid up. Even
got the hotel room booked and paid for. We’ve been committed since September, since I took on a more
aggressive workout schedule and this crazy-ass diet. We’ve been planning to go fo...
I paid up today. I registered for the full reunion event and paid up. Even got the hotel room booked and paid for. We’ve been committed since September, since I took on a more aggressive workout schedule and this crazy-...
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Work
Occupation
I write. I teach. I speak. I consult.
Employment
  • Life on Clemson Road
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
  • Strayer University
    Adjunct English Professor, 2005 - present
  • SYNNEX Corporation
    Business Analyst, 2005 - 2012
Places
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Currently
Columbia, S.C.
Previously
Easley, SC
Story
Tagline
Writer, Educator, Analyst, Continuous Improvement Junky
Introduction
Writer, business analyst, professional educator, continuous improvement junky.
Bragging rights
Ridiculously Over Educated
Education
  • Capella University
    PhD in Organizational Management, 2006 - 2014
  • Clemson University
    BA in English, 1995 - 1999
  • Winthrop University
    MA in English, 2001 - 2004
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Kasie Fanning, Kathryn