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 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."
By Lydia Davis, Student Contributor The act of creation attracts a surprising variety of fears. Part of this is because creativity refuses to be predictable. No matter how thoroughly you plot a novel, there’s inevitably some aspect that catches you off guard. Writing can be unknowable and unexpected. Sometimes, that’s what makes it exciting . . . but not all the time.