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Be Like Me: Just Write Five Different Blog Starters and Don’t Hit Publish

March 11, 2012 Jose

Sometime after Monday, I thought I’d have the hang of this blogging thing again. I was fairly confident that I could crank out some really good topics for my blog, and possibly a few tweets related to these extensive pieces. I would carve out my usual 8pm to 10pm schedule for my blogging process and […]

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Kick In The Door, Wavin’ The 44 [On Writing To Kick Ass]

January 29, 2012 Jose

One of the questions people ask me is how I do this. Whatever this is. I’m reminded of this every semester or so when a random professor asks students to read my blog for their course or pick a teacher blog that best exemplifies their core beliefs. While privileged to have people read my often […]

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The “The” in The Jose Vilson … and You

September 30, 2011 Jose

Thank you, and you, and you. I know I don’t say it enough, but all the RTs, shares, and praise keeps me going at times when I’ve wanted to stop writing. This blogging, written from one’s gut instead of one’s throat, takes a certain amount of people power to fuel the writers’ engines. This writer […]

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Five People I Wish Would Write A Damn Book Already

August 19, 2011 Jose

Before I begin, I’d like to dedicate this space to one of my first students ever, Bianca Espinal. She’s part of a program called “Broadway’s Next Star” and I would love it if you visited the site, watch her perform “Rolling In The Deep,” and hit “Like!” Because I’m positive you’ll love that voice of […]

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Shadowboxing [To 50K and Beyond]

July 11, 2011 Jose
Golden Gloves Boxer, Shadow Boxing

Writing these days has been an exercise in shadowboxing, fighting myself on the way to the completion of this first manuscript. Similar to my blog, I decided to stay away from topics that could hurt my professional aspirations and / or provide any openings about my past or present love life. Unlike my blog, however, […]

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A Letter To A Writer Who Doesn’t Want To Hear It

June 5, 2011 Jose

Dear burgeoning writer, Please don’t take this the wrong way, but we need to talk. It’s the same talk my editors had to have with me after my first few submissions, and one that I never had to have again afterwards. You see, for writers that care, the act of writing is a personal craft, […]

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