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    On Writing

    Sneaky writers show, and tell

    Kara sat in class slouched over. She frequently glanced at the clock, counting down until when the period would be over. She doodled in her marble notebook and planned out her weekend. The school’s art fair was on Saturday, and she was excited to present her newest paintings. After English class, she’d speak to Mrs. Roberts, the art director, about what her plans were. Asking the class a question, the English teacher turned to Kara. “What about you? What literary term do you think the author was using here?” He said stopping in front of her desk. “Uh–” she responded. “Um, what was the question again?” I don’t care what…

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    Starting a Freelance Career

    Being a freelancer is fun. You get to work for yourself. Yes, you’re right: no boss leaning over your shoulder, or battling the early commute’s traffic. It does have its benefits. According to Forbes and Tech.co, the freelance industry has grown and will continue to drastically. If you’re thinking about becoming a freelancer, or already building up your business on the side you’re in good company. But before you can begin working at 10:30 a.m., or leave work at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays, a few things should be in place. Have a few clients I’m all for taking good risks, and perhaps living on the edge a bit. However, if…