Category Archives: creative writing

Jim Ciletti and the Writer’s Journal

I had a wonderful two days at Author Fest of the Rockies. I learned so much and was able to make some great connections. I’ll be posting on the seminars over the next few weeks so bear with me. Day … Continue reading

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GRE and Me

After several days of procrastinating, I finally signed up for my GRE. I’m going to test the day after Thanksgiving because it is a partial break week. I’ve found that most of the colleges that offer full funding want GRE … Continue reading

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Ivy League…Me?

I’ve been looking around at full-residency schools and have found a lot of great programs. One of my top picks is the University of Notre Dame. They only accept 5-6 students in the fall but they provide full funding. I … Continue reading

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Fall and Full Residency

I’m so glad that fall is finally here. For some reason, I like gray skies and drizzly rain more than the heat of summer. Of course, living in Colorado, fall is a very short season. This weekend, I’m buried under … Continue reading

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Meta-narrative and Talking Things Out

I ended up turning in a series of fragments for my memoir piece. I numbered them to keep things separate but couldn’t really find the thread that connected it all. Each time I sat down to write, I would come … Continue reading

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On Fire

Right now I’m in the midst of a lot of projects. I am being considered for a scholarship to two separate conferences, I am going to a poetry conference next weekend, I have just started my independent study in creative … Continue reading

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Writing Begins With the Breath

I’m trying to get through Writing Begins With the Breath by Laraine Herring before school starts. I know I was supposed to read Spunk & Bite but I was kind of bored by it. I’ll go back to it soon, … Continue reading

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Eat, Pray, Love: Film Review

Check out this review of Eat, Pray, Love on the Non Skweeter blog. Apparently the movie was just as bad as the book and for many of the same reasons. Also pointed out in this review are some of the … Continue reading

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A Little Pick Me Up

Things have been very stressful lately and I’ve been writing but not enough. I emailed my mentor, Dr. Becky Thompson, and she sent me a great poetry exercise she did at a recent conference. You take “Poem” by William Carlos … Continue reading

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Getting Back in Gear

I finally sat down and wrote something last night. I agonize over writing. I’ve convinced myself that I must have an idea before I start writing. Nothing comes and I get depressed and don’t write. For me, I get ideas … Continue reading

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