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Dr. Jossalyn M. Gale





Major: Psychology

Dream Vacation Spot: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Favorite Writing Analogy: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” —E. L. Doctorow



Major: English & Technical Communication

Dream Vacation Spot: Ireland and Scotland

Favorite Writing Analogy: "She had horses who thought they were the sun and their bodies shone and burned like stars. / She had horses who waltzed nightly on the moon. / She had horses who were much too shy, and kept in stalls of their own making" —Joy Harjo, "She had some horses"



Major: Computer Science

Dream Vacation Spot: Maldives and Vatican City 

Favorite Writing Analogy: "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." —T.S. Elliot



Major: Technical Communication

Dream Vacation Spot: Paris

Favorite Writing Analogy: "Writing is like hunting. There are brutally cold afternoons with nothing in sight, only the wind and your breaking heart. Then the moment when you bag something big. The entire process is beyond intoxicating." —Kate Braverman



Major: English & Technical Communication, Computer Science

Dream Vacation Spot:  New Smyrna Beach in Florida

Favorite Writing Analogy: “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins." —Neil Gaiman



Major: English

Dream Vacation Spot: Ireland

Favorite Writing Analogy: “Just remember that Dumbo didn't need the feather; the magic was in him.” —Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft