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About peterconrad2014

I am a writer with experience in writing short stories, articles, non-fiction books, the novel, on line course content, journalism, and encyclopaedia articles. Never accepting limitations, I have had successes in diverse writing approaches. I am a storyteller, teacher, and artist.

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This is the Blog of Peter C. Conrad, an author, with experience in writing short stories, articles, non-fiction books, the novel, on-line course content, instructional design, journalism, and encyclopaedia articles. Never accepting limitations, he has had successes in diverse writing … Continue reading

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Naïveté Power

by Peter C. Conrad A significant factor in all I have achieved was naiveté: I simply did not know any better when I left the farm and traveled to Edmonton, where I would be free to graduate high school, living … Continue reading

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Seeking Evidence

by Peter C. Conrad My father insisted that there was no reason to strive for any goal that was beyond careers that one’s parents had, as there were systemic barriers to do anything else. This fit well within his world … Continue reading

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The Ironic Teacher

By Peter C. Conrad Many elements play roles in the creation of a teacher: what kind of teacher one is and how well they do, whether they are well liked or dreaded by the students. My journey to becoming a … Continue reading

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Tap Shoes

By Peter C. Conrad My mother decided that things around the house especially when she was away was too uncertain for me as I was the smallest, being nearly three years younger than Eric and each sibling roughly two years … Continue reading

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An Evaluation

by Peter C. Conrad This was supposed to be an easier credit for my degree: there would be no final exam; how could you have a final exam in an advanced creative writing class? Instead there would be a final … Continue reading

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2. Faking All the Way

by Peter C. Conrad Maggie sits at the front of the room in her desk and looks out the window, feeling a sharp regret as she and notices how many leaves have been blown away; the trees are looking so … Continue reading

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1. Be A Fake

by Peter C. Conrad As Maggie sits in her seat in the special needs classroom and stares out the window, she thinks about how much she hates school, really, really hates this place. It is going to be another one … Continue reading

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Fake

by Peter C. Conrad In my young adult novel Fake, a teacher suggests to Maggie, a middle school student who was labelled special needs, that she could help herself by pretending to be interested in her school work and her … Continue reading

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2. First Plan

 by Peter C. Conrad Mark stared out of the frost-edged window of the school bus and remembered that he took control of the situation when he did well in accounting the year before. Mark volunteered to do the books for … Continue reading

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