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.
By Priscilla Krahn, Student Contributor There’s nothing like wanting to do something, and being told you won’t ever be able to do it. Especially when the person telling you that you can’t is a big brother who is always right.
By Daniel Schwabauer During my first year of college the great literary science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut spoke at Kansas University at the request of the English Department. I remember him saying that if we wanted to be writers, the last thing we should do is study English at a university. "You will stop writing."