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  • A Day in the Life of an Art Director - on a Photo Shoot by Jeanne Winters
    05/23/12

    As an art director for print material featuring my clients' home decor and gift products, I often spent days on set styling detailed products for photography. I loved it! Photo studios are typically fun working environments, but the people are what truly make it a great job for creative types.

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  • How to Become a Writer by Britt-Berg
    04/27/12

    It's 1980 and I tiptoe into my mother's office, a large room in the back of our house that she calls the "Magic Room." She doesn't let us play in there much. I hear the click-clack-clickety-clack of her typewriter. My mother is a writer.

    It's 1993 and I come home from high…

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  • A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Writer by Ann Cameron
    04/23/12

    A nice day:  first I check the e-mail and the snail mail.  A little girl, Areyanna, has written me, "You have the goodest books!"  and somebody else, in the UK wants to find one of my books as an audio book, because she and her partner read it to their kids 15 years ago, and want to…

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  • What I Learned About Retirement by The Owl Club
    04/12/12

    1. The older you get, the greater the cost of living.

    2. Be careful in your purchases.

    3. Avoid destructive foods - make your health a priority.

    4. It pays to have a helpful, smart wife!

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