Friday, October 08, 2004
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Sunday, October 03, 2004
HoustonChronicle.com - Late bloomer Winspear excels at writing fiction
Late bloomer Jacqueline Winspear excels at writing fiction
By FRITZ LANHAM
Houston Chronicle Books Editor
Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs mysteries, didn't take up fiction-writing until her mid-40s, and when she did, proved an overnight success. Odds of this happening are about the same as winning Lotto Texas.
Credit solid plotting, an attractive protagonist and a sensitive, thoughtful treatment of how the disasters of war transform people's lives forever.
Birds of a Feather (Soho, 311 pp. $25) is the second novel featuring the one-time servant turned private investigator. The year is 1930, the setting a Great Britain still suffering the effects of the Great War, which killed or traumatized an entire generation of its men.
SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business > Michael Kinsman -- Good (and bad) writing skills stand out in workplace
Good (and bad) writing skills stand out in workplace
October 3, 2004
For 12 years, Janice Weinrick has been asking job applicants to answer some of her questions in writing.
Weinrick, vice president of real estate operations for the Centre City Development Corp. in San Diego, interviews a lot of job candidates.
She knows that not all communication is oral and asks candidates to write narrative descriptions of their work experiences, rather than just provide a fact-laden resume.
"Their ability to communicate orally and in writing is vital to our success," Weinrick says.
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