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left law to write my future

by ranwalker on May 13, 2009   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

A traumatic event made me realize that life was too short to not pursue my dream, so I left the practice of law in 2004 to pursue a career in writing and the teaching of writing. Thankfully, I am now a creative writing professor in Hampton, Virginia.


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