Author: Deborah M. Coulter-Harris



Writing the Real World is a book about the author’s personal development as a professional writer, leaping static boundaries into diverse writing fields, such as corporate, military, creative (including satire), analytic, media, and the CIA. Part I, Writing the Real World, includes 12 Pyramid Steps to Writing Analysis and Research, a logical process for teaching students to conduct research and explore ideas analytically. Part I also contains analytic skills and sample writings from diverse fields. The array of readings in Part II includes: political science, American poetry, British and Irish poetry, satire and religion, with writing prompts for private use or in the writing classroom arena.

About the Author

Deborah Coulter-Harris (Ph.D. University of Toledo, 1995; MS Business and Human Relations, Abilene Christian University; B.A. English, Fitchburg State College) studied and acted at the Abbey and Gates theaters in Dublin, Ireland; wrote and performed a weekly radio show for RTE in Ireland; worked as speechwriter for the CEO of Mostek Corporation in Dallas; served as Russian linguist in the United States Army; taught at colleges and universities in Greece, Ohio, New York, and Philadelphia, and, served as Middle East Political Analyst at Central Intelligence Agency. Deborah, a native of Massachusetts, has traveled the world— Ireland, England, Sweden, Greece, Mexico, and many parts of America—in various capacities as actress, U.S. Army soldier and linguist, intelligence officer, educator, and writer. Deborah is a widely published poet and recently published Freed from the Plough and Other Innocent Tales, with Tyborne Hill Publishers; her first poetry collection, The Dirt Road, was published in Dublin, Ireland. Deborah’s first verse play, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, is included in her latest long collection of poetry, Stone Keeper, published by Linus Publications, Inc, 2008. Deborah’s interests include international politics, Middle East studies, poetry, British Literature, world religions, theater, archaeology, and Ancient History. Deborah has an Honors Diploma in Russian from the Defense Language Institute, and is a graduate of the Sherman Kent School of Analysis, Career Analyst Program at CIA.


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