Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Since the summer, I’ve gone from having no job to having four jobs and I can tell you with certainty: my life is hectic. It’s often difficult to manage commuting, weird and inconsistent schedules, and actual work, all while making time to eat, sleep, and go to the gym. Maybe you’ve heard a lot about […]

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Everybody Cries About Writing

    I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I love to write for myself. I make lists, keep notes of my day, and write little journal entries all the time. But, I really struggle with academic writing (you might say, I hate it).   I just recently finished my Masters program in May, and […]

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Let’s Be Real

The best writing advice I ever got and gave is to write sincerely. Working in the CWE, I see a lot of writers using an enormous vocabulary, trying to sound “sophisticated and intelligent.” While not inherently a bad idea, trying to sound “sophisticated” (whatever that means) often has the opposite affect. When I see people […]

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How I Learned to Think: Thanks to Kurt Vonnegut

I don’t do very much creative writing, so not many authors can be said to have influenced my personal writing. However, I do do a lot of thinking. And I have done a lot of reading. If I did write more, I would argue that the authors I have read have influenced my thinking far […]

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Finding what you love through what you don’t

After a year of graduate school, I had thought I had a good idea for the direction of my final project, my thesis. I had been turning over this idea in my mind for over six months, thinking about the sources I could use, the topics I could cover, how exciting it would be to […]

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