Wednesday Writing Essentials: New Years Around the World

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Do you have a New Year’s story you’d like to share? Today is the place. Today, Wednesday Writing Essentials is featuring New Years stories around the world.


Jan 9: OPEN

Jan 16: Fiction, Memoir



Now for some lovely images of more New Years celebrations around the world. Some of these are new today, some have been in my previous articles of the last two days.











Edinburgh Castle









Warsaw’s Palace de Kultury, built during the Soviet era.




Previous Wednesday’s Writing Essentials, author bio/lit reviews:

Holidays Around the World

Wednesday Writing Essentials: Winter Solstice, Holidays Around the World

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Wednesday Writing Essentials: Thanksgiving, Harvest Festivals and Family/Food Holidays Around the World

Norman Mailer

Wednesday Writing Essentials: Using Your Senses – Pavarotti Lives on in Paul Potts

Wednesday Writing Essentials: Flannery O’Connor Lives On

Dostoevksy/Raskolnikov: Guilty, Guilty Guilty

Harper Lee

Anne Sexton

Tennessee Williams’ Kowalski’s Stellaaa

Sylvia Plath

Virginia Woolf

Jane Austen

Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener

Bronte’s Wuthering Heights

JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye




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About Kathryn

Kathryn Esplin Oleski

KathrynEsplin-Oleskiwas raised in Salt Lake City, but moved to Montreal withherfamily,where she finished high school and college. Kathryn has a BA inEnglish Literature from McGill University and a Master of ScienceinJournalism (MSJ) from the Medill School of Journalism, at NorthwesternUniversity, in Evanston, Ill.

Kathryn’s articles have appeared in The Montreal Gazette, The Globe and Mail, and Kathryn covered Utah politics at Medill from Washington, D.C. for The Ogden Standard-Examiner. She has also written on business, computers, health, living, education, arts, travel and books.

She freelanced for numerous computer/business publications, including a stringer story for Newsweek magazine on graft in the music industry.

Kathryn worked as a news/feature reporter, and Features Editor for International Data Group (IDG) for several years, and then continued to writing freelance computer/business articles.

Kathryn copyedited a technical book, Raggett on HTML 4.0, Second Edition, published by Addison-Wesley Longman, New York and London, 1998.

Kathryn’s fiction, The Quill Speaks, was published in Pieceworks, in 2003.

Kathryn was a finalist in the Gather-Borders-Mitch Albom contest:”Times My Mom Stood Up for Me:” My Mom Stood Up for Me During the Last Days of My Childhood.

Copyright © 2008, Kathryn Esplin-Oleski

About the Author ()

An article of mine, 'On Marriage, Life, Death and Remarriage' was published in "Blended Families (Social Issues Firsthand) by Greenhouse Press." An article of mine was referenced in this book: "Margaret Atwood: a reference guide" by Judith McComb

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