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.
By Lydia DeGisi, Student Contributor When I was probably around eleven years old, I read a nonfiction book called Plot by a woman named Ansen Dibell. It was published in 1988, is considered a writing craft cornerstone by no one, and is criticized on Amazon for covering little original ground. I loved it, reading and rereading Plot in the same manner I read novels.
By Daniel Schwabauer You’re four chapters into a novel—a project that recently excited you with its promise of fascinating characters and unexpected plot twists—when you realize your book isn't going to work.
By Tineke Bryson, Staff Writer “When will I write again?” I asked myself. “When I get out of here,” answered my gut.
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.