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Elizabeth-Anne Kim
Works at Mother, Teacher, Editor, Writer
Attended Penn State
Lives in Pittsburgh and Daegu
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I Live in This Mess!
This is the first of a two-part topic.  In this post, I'd like you to consider exploring a "mess" from your life.  It can be anything: a literal mess and what caused it or an emotional mess and your conflicting feelings or a logistical mess and the convolut...
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Where?
When I was a freshman in college, my neighbor down the hall spent a long night trying to convince me to switch my major to geography.  In her defense, she was more than slightly drunk when she argued that geography was a perfectly marketable degree.  Howeve...
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Minor Characters
Last week, we talked about the Do You Know list.  Today, I'd like to talk a little about a Who You Know list. When we write our life stories, we have a tendency to stick with the events of central characters of our families, what those talking about creativ...
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$10 Dollar Investment
I refused to buy a new bike, but my in-between child was hitting his knees on his handlebars so not buying a bike wasn’t an option either.  And so, for that reason, I left the boys with their griping father on a typical, miserable, gray Pittsburgh Saturday ...
I refused to buy a new bike, but my in-between child was hitting his knees on his handlebars so not buying a bike wasn’t an option either.  And so, for that reason, I left the boys with their griping father on a typical, mise...
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Wage Peace: Part 2 Listening and Humor
I’ve made about a dozen transglobal trips.  They never work the way I expect them to;
something always goes wrong.  I’ve been
stranded in airports, rerouted through cities I never expected, and once kept
from boarding because of a visa issue until they actu...
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Life Is Beautiful
Recently, I've heard a bunch of people start talking about how they're story is "supposed" to go, and I want to examine that idea and how it relates to the life writer. First off, while many people would say that there's no "supposed to" in writing, I would...
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Why?
Why you remember or why you want to tell this  story may be the most important question we can ask and the hardest to convey effectively in our writing.  Often, it feels that words fail to express the sheer import of events close to our hearts and many time...
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When?
Some parts of life happen on a schedule, but other milestones can come as a surprise--from your first word to your first funeral.  Occasionally, the time  that something happened to you becomes important to how you perceive it.  Consider writing moments of ...
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We're back!
Welcome back!  As we meet again to begin writing, I wanted to share the Do You Know? Survey developed by Robyn Fivush and Marshall Duke that underscored the importance of storytelling in the family. The Do You Know Scale Please answer the following question...
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Don't Take It Personally...Not
Some times are harder than others.  In the middle of whatever it is that plagues
you, in my case, in the sleepless nights of anxiety attacks after autism
meltdowns, after the grieving for terminally and/or chronically sick friends,
after the listening to ab...
Some times are harder than others.  In the middle of whatever it is that plagues you, in my case, in the sleepless nights of anxiety attacks after autism meltdowns, after the grieving for terminally and/or chronically sick fr...
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Distance
Ask any writer, and they'll tell you the same thing:  writing can be a very emotional process.  I frequently hear even fiction writers lament writing difficult scenes for their characters.  These stresses only become compounded when you write them about you...
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Wage Peace: Part 1
The other morning, I was tired, and not just because I woke up to fight the renegade toilet at 4 something AM (because, honestly, although I'm good at remembering numbers, I'm not good at reading the display of the clock at that hour). So I did what any wom...
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mother, teacher, editor, writer
Employment
  • Mother, Teacher, Editor, Writer
    present
  • I & E English
    teacher, editor, writer, 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • SynQuest Technologies
  • Rainbow Connection
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Pittsburgh and Daegu
Previously
Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh, PA - Daegu, South Korea - Boston, Massachusetts - State College, PA - Raleigh, North Carolina - Ch'eongju, South Korea
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Elizabeth-Anne Kim loves to laugh in the rain and takes life as it comes!  Now with her books, Dancing in the Rain and What My Mother Didn't Know, you can join along (she'd love to have you)!
Education
  • Penn State
    1997
  • University of Pittsburgh
    2003
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Female
Other names
Elizabeth Anne Basel, Beth Basel