Author Archives: Amanda Livingston

Scary things that are scary:

My little sister Carly is graduating high school next week. I’ve been talking about it with a lot of people. As in, every time I have a conversation with a person it is one of those designated conversation topics that … Continue reading

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15 Things I Learned as a Teaching/Editorial Intern in the Trumansburg School District

When I was in middle/high school, I ran my own newsletter called Newsapalooza (click for link). It was for middle school students and I had a staff made up of some of my friends and my sister (who is 3 years … Continue reading

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(This is a first draft of something that I’m going to workshop in one of my classes.) Last year my friends and I decided to have a movie night and watch Castaway because it was on Netflix. I’d never seen it … Continue reading

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Amanda Can Drink Alcohol Legally!

I am 20 going on 21 ^ Those words were scary to type. Turning 21 is something that I’ve looked forward to for a really long time. It’s like I’m a real adult now– I can finally drink (legally). Is … Continue reading

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One Tree Hill ≠ Real Life

My name is Amanda Livingston, and One Tree Hill ruined my life. Okay, so maybe it didn’t ruin my life. It just took over my life. I dedicated so much time to it that I finished the entire 187 episode, … Continue reading

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Everything I Learned at NYWICI’s Student Communications Career Conference 2015

This past Saturday I attended New York Women in Communications’ 2015 Student Communications Career Conference (say that three times fast!). My Aunt Julie introduced NYWICI to me, and I’ve been a member since I was a junior in high school and … Continue reading

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My Bright Place

The summer of 2014 was an extremely… important and defining summer for me. It was the summer I interned at Random House in their children’s division, for one thing. It was the summer I fully realized that book publishing and being … Continue reading

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25 Things I Learned as a Teaching/Editorial Intern at Writopia— As a Writer, a Teacher and in General

This summer I had the privilege of working at Writopia, a non-profit that runs writing workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, in Katonah/Hartsdale, New York, and I wrote a list summarizing what I learned there. I was a teaching and editorial intern– … Continue reading

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Amanda Remembers Why She Loves to Read

For a long time, I forgot how much I loved to read. Reading is supposed to be… recreational. It’s fun. It’s an escape. You can relax, disappear into other people’s stories, and learn about things you didn’t know before. I … Continue reading

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Listen Children to a Story…

This summer, as a part of my internship, I advise and help teach kids creative writing. This summer has been one of the best summers of my life, not only because I’ve been able to get back to my writing roots, … Continue reading

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