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Publishing: Great advice & ideas from Asian American Writers Workshop

June 26, 2016

Picture a century-old, Renaissance-revival style meeting hall in downtown Brooklyn, with stately Corinthian columns and vaulted, 40-foot ceilings. Fill it with a youngish, multiracial, multi-gendered crowd. They are novelists, poets and […]

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Writing: Make your desk a sacred space

June 11, 2016

Greetings from Michigan! I’ve been here for a week, helping my boyfriend relocate to a new job in Ann Arbor. Hey, did I just hear alarms go off in your head? Well, […]

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Why the next 10 minutes might solve your problems

June 4, 2016

Last semester, I surprised my creative writing class with a simple but profound assignment. Forget about the usual high standards for submissions. Whatever they wanted to do was fine with […]

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Inspiration from Anne Lamott’s “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life”

April 3, 2016

Lately, life has been about Too Many Things To Do & Feel. But today brings calm. I’ve come full circle and back to a bit of inspiration that saves me. […]

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Linkedin tips to feel more successful

January 31, 2016

I’ve watched so many students and friends set up LinkedIn profiles. They go from resistant, to fascinated. By the time they’re done, they’re sporting a success glow that’s better than […]

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My favorite student texts from Spring 2015 semester

May 16, 2015

Relief, at last! The sweat of herding college students through Spring 2015 is over. We’ve made progress along the path to enlightenment. The final grades are in. Which means that […]

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My money story on NPR: Chinese family vs. personal happiness

March 15, 2015

As a huge fan of National Public Radio, I’m THRILLED to be featured on Marketplace. The NPR show, which is about personal finance and business, wanted to know how my immigrant […]

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