|Posted on April 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM||comments (1)|
This post started in 2015, at around our 6 month aniversary. It was originally titled, "Husbands Are the Best." And while Seth is still the best, our family and my writing career have both expanded, and so I would like to share with you a little bit more of what I have learned in balancing creative work and our crazy life.
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|Posted on September 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
I thought I would let you know why I am planning on participating in NaNoWriMo, and let you tell me why you are (or aren't).
It seems the writing community is a little divided on the issue, with lots of writers praising the contest, and an almost equal ammount snubbing their noses at it. It does make sense. All first drafts ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 25, 2017 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
Hello Fellow Poets!
If you have been following along with the #365daysofpoetry challenge, you are probably knee deep in drafts of poetry. I have put together a list of magazines and journals that you can submit to this Fall. If you don't submit any poems, at least read some of these journals so that you can...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Last spring, I took Advanced Creative Writing, Fiction (eek!) which was fun, and stressful, and a huge learning curve. I had never written more than seventeen pages in succession before. Before me stood the daunting task of writing a 100 page novella. Eighteen year old me had know idea what she had gotten herself into (even though the profes...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on December 8, 2015 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
I am in World Literature this semester, and we just finished reading part of Svetlana Alexievich's book, Voices from Chernobyl. Alexievich is the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, and has written a number of books in this same style, which she calls a 'novel of voices.' She interviews people who were affected by disasters such a...Read Full Post »
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I went to the Festival of Faith and Writing for the first time in 2016, and absolutely loved it! The CCU English Department traveled (mostly) together, and I it was awesome to get to know my professors and fellow English majors better over the course of the weekend.The weekend was incredible, and as Dave Harrity put it, a bit like drinking out of a fire hose.
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|Posted on January 31, 2015 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
We have been studying round and flat Characters in class. One of the things that makes a character round instead of flat is that character's depth, and their abilities to surprise us in convincing ways. The discussion led me to the question, "Are people basically good, bad, or shades of both?" I haven't complet...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 28, 2015 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
This is the end of the third week of the semester. The third week!
This week, I was put in a writing group. In my group are two girls, whom I believe are seniors. I am so excited to get to work with them, especially since they are each working on their second novels! They have both written one before, and are (I believe) writing the sequal to their previous novels. So, I am ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Zeitgeist means "the spirit of the times," and refers to the mood, feeling, and attitudes of a time period. One of the excercises we were asked to do in my Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction class was to pick a place and show the zeitgeist through our writing.
Saigon, Viet Nam, June 2012
A Taxi took us through th...Read Full Post »