“To be a person is to have a story to tell.”

I am Elina Jokinen, a Finnish writer, teacher and Ph.D. of Literature. I am also a wife and a mother of four children. I work as a teacher of academic writing in the Language Centre at the University of Jyväskylä.

I have a special interest in writing as a profession, the creative process for literature and research, as well as the field of contemporary Finnish poetry and prose.  I also want to emphasize the importance of writing and literature as a life management tool. Read more.

In my journal I share my thoughts about teaching, writing and this eclectic life of mine.

Notes are kind of virtual sticky note about current news and happenings.

P.S. messages are meant to give positive inspiration. These are actually my tweets from Twitter.

I am glad if you join in and share your thoughts with me. A good way to keep in touch is to follow this blog via e-mail (see the right column).

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