By Collin Suttle, Student Contributor Have I been grateful for writing enough? Not for the things I write, but for the gifts that writing gives me even before I open a notebook? The answer is, of course, “Not at all.” So, in the interest of mindfulness, the cultivation of a thankful spirit, and list-making, here is my Top Five Gifts That Writing Gives Me, with some significant help from Anne Lamott and Bird By Bird.
Our yearly Winter Workshop, for One Year Adventure Novel students 18 and older, is a highlight of the year for many of us on staff. Each workshop has its own unique theme that sets the tone for the week. This year's theme was The Road Through.
By Elisabeth Newton, Student Contributor People have a myriad of ideas about writers. English majors don’t make money, it’s said, and so writing should just be a hobby.
By M. R. Shupp, Student Contributor Overcoming the cringing and sneering of your inner editor to write that first draft is not for the faint of heart. But when I started editing and taking classes to train my inner editor to be especially keen and nitpicky, I found first drafts to be even harder.
By Rebecca Morgan, Student Contributor In October, I posted on my blog that this November would be my first time participating in NaNoWriMo (“National Novel Writing Month”). However, seven days into it, I had to post again, stating my withdrawal.