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Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2019: See the Full List

Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2019 has been released, with news of the first two Michelin starred restaurant making the listing plus an increase in the city’s total number of Michelin starred restaurants, rising from eight to eleven.  Jiang By Chef Fei , located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, claims the title as …

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Why, Why, Why? Interrogating Characters About Their Motivations

Photo by Ksayer1 Do you remember that news clip of US figure skater Nancy Kerrigan’s long, drawn-out “Whyyyyy? Whyyyyy? Whyyyyy?” after a hired assailant bashed her across the knee right before the US Figure Skating Championship that would determine the 1994 Olympic team? Media outlets played the wailing clip over …

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US Chef Anthony Myint Wins the Basque Culinary World Prize 2019

US Chef Anthony Myint has been named as the recipient of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2019; an award given to a food professional in recognition of their use of gastronomy as a force for positive change.  Myint, from restaurant Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco, was picked for his work tackling one of …

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There Are No Wasted Words: Power to the Pantsers

courtesy Flickr’s -missmonypenny- Please welcome WU community member and author Carol Newman Cronin to Writer Unboxed today! A bit about Carol: Carol Newman Cronin is an award-winning author, editor, and Olympian. She is represented by April Eberhardt, and her fourth novel, Ferry to Cooperation Island, will be published in the spring of 2020. …

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The Life-Changing Magic of Zeroing Non-Writing Commitments

At Chez O’Hara, we’re about to enter a new phase of life. My husband is retiring, leaving his workplace of thirty-five years. Our youngest is about to graduate and will probably receive a job offer in another town, making us empty-nesters. Even if we weren’t halfway through 2019, it would be …

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