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Honest Space: An Interview With Lucy Corin


Photo credit: Robinberg Photography

At this point in The Mark program, I thought it would be helpful to reach out to Lucy Corin, my teacher from my masters program at UC Davis. I often look to writers I admire for guidance, and I’m excited to share some of Lucy’s inspiring thoughts with you here, on The Mark blog.

Usually, But Not Always

In fifth grade, Mrs. Ran told me I wasn’t allowed to bring notebooks to school anymore, which I thought was ironic, because that’s exactly what happened to Harriet in my contemporaneously favorite book, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.

Resolutions, Rituals, and Routines

I imagine the new year like this: a whole calendar laid bare, waiting to be marked up—month by month, day by day, moment by moment, by who we are and what we will do with ourselves in this new parameter of time.

On Boldness


Image: Carol Aust

“Don’t be kind of bold. Be bold.”— William Zinsser: On Writing Well

This week, I’ve been thinking about boldness.

Feel Free to Be Slow

Hello, Mark Blog and the wide world beyond. I’m Marissa.