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Writing for Journalism – Articles, Columns, Scripts, & Editing

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Coming into the journalism major, I had a lot of new things to learn. The writing style is so different from what I’m used to, and I spent the majority of my first year at Messiah learning how to write in AP style.

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Fall 2017 – The Semester of Short Stories

I like to refer to this semester as my most creatively productive semester, as well as the most refined my writing has been so far in my life. Not only was I writing short stories every week, I also wrote heavily for a journalism class and participated in NaNoWriMo.

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Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Synopsis:
Lavinia is an indentured slave, brought to Twin Oaks after her parents died on the boat ride to America. On the plantation, she’s taught to live a life with the slaves, raised by a tight-knit family under the watchful eye of Mama Mae. The biggest difference? Lavinia isn’t a slave like the rest of them and can have a life far beyond her imagination.

Belle is a slave on the Twin Oaks plantation. Beautiful, smart, and given favor by her master, she’s the envy of her master’s wife. Harboring a secret that very few people know of and a deep love for a man she cannot have, Belle finds herself subject to the limitations of being a black slave during the 1800s. When Lavinia comes into her life, she’s tasked with caring for a child who seems to understand nothing about the careful boundaries and grey lines of life on the plantation.

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