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Crystal S.


Philadelphia, PA

Member since:

January 23, 2013


What is your favorite writing saying?

"Writers write." Is that a saying? I'm going with it.

What is your favorite book on writing?

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.

What do you write?

I write personal pieces that offer my opinion on black culture, current events, entertainment, the workplace, business and careers, morality, spirituality, and home and family.

What do you read?

A lot of domestic fiction and mysteries, as well as sociology and psychology texts. I'm also always reading something about workplace dynamics, and I read plenty of blogs about current events, black culture, and things happening in the country that affect the black community in particular.

Tell me something else about yourself, please?

I'm a wife and mother. I'm born and bred in Philly and earned by BA at Penn. (I couldn't even bear to live the city for college.) My first career was in publishing, as an editor, and my second career is in HR. A few months ago, I started writing, and now I can't stop! I contribute articles about work to EzineArticles and, an HR consulting company, and I maintain a personal blog at


Hi! My name is Crystal Spraggins, and I am a writer, blogger, and HR professional living and working in Philadelphia.

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