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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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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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Don’t Put All of Your Eggs Into One Basket

So I’ve written about the importance of letting manuscripts go and I’ve also written about not sending them out until they are ready/you’ve completed the project. Today, as I prepared a submission for Creative Nonfiction, I realized how important it … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Fiction 2010

I was excited when I received a fiction supplement from the Atlantic. There’s so much talk about literary journals and the death of publishing, yet a big magazine has printed an eighty-four page fiction supplement. This has to be a … Continue reading

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The Push to Publish

I finished a piece in my creative nonfiction class last semester that I felt was my best work. I think it could be part of a larger work, possibly even a full length memoir. The push to publish is so … Continue reading

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AWP Day One

I’m back at the hotel after a very long day. I was a little dissappointed by the seminars at the AWP Conference. I was expecting structured lectures and most of what I went to was either question panels or a … Continue reading

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Poetry While You Wait

Great news, I am being included in the Poetry While You Wait book (PWYW). It is a project of the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate. The books will placed in places that people wait such as doctor’s offices or the post … Continue reading

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Hooray for Spring Break!

Photo from http://www.radiotimes.com/shows/boston-legal/ Spring Break is finally here. That means only six weeks left of this insane course load. It’s my fault, I signed up for four English classes. I’m taking a couple of classes this summer but they are … Continue reading

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The Importance of Letting (Manuscripts) Go

This came up in a discussion with a friend of mine. She is unwilling to send her work out for publication. She is protective of it as she feels it is her best work. I understand this view as I … Continue reading

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