• MFA,  Writing

    The Life of a Writer is a Life of Rejection

    This is a post I never published from spring 2017, yet is particularly poignant after a slew of another type of rejections recently… I’ve been meaning to write something about rejection for a while.  The thing is, I find this…

  • Writing

    Writing After You Get That Degree

    Or, alternatively, things I wish someone would have told me. You will most likely forget to write.  I know it seems impossible while you are in college immersed in writing everything from research papers to your weekly calendar, but you…

  • Writing

    The Circle of Life (and Writing)

    If you read the title to this post and instantaneously thought of The Lion King, know that this was the goal. Well, that and some other things that I’m planning to address in the coming paragraphs, but it is my sincerest…

  • MFA

    Applying to Creative Writing MFA Programs

    Something I discovered junior year was that graduate programs in creative writing exist.  At my current university, there isn’t even a graduate program in English, and no undergraduate major in creative writing at all, only a minor.  This has never…

  • Uncategorized

    Pretending: the Job of a Writer

    When I was younger, my sister and our friends would constantly play in a world of make believe.  We always had a flare for the dramatic, and liked to pretend we were orphans in the twentieth-century on a ship sailing…

  • Life,  Writing

    Writing While Overwhelmed

    How about this title?  This is how I feel right now.  I am slightly (okay, maybe very) overwhelmed with life at the moment.  I like writing.  I love writing, but with the start of the semester I have been falling…