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I’m a master, okay?

I’ve mastered English. Or, at least, I’ve earned a Master’s degree in English. It feels … Not really any different than before. Who’d have thought that a piece of paper doesn’t actually change the way you feel about yourself as … Continue reading

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On Character Building

I’m working on creating a character. This is something I’ve done before. That’s not to say I’m an expert at it—just that I’ve done it. Only this time it’s different, because I’m creating a character for myself. No, I’m not … Continue reading

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Psychopathology of a Grad Student

Yes, there may be some link that makes writerly types more prone to the crazies, or vice versa; yes, grad school will demand time and energy and commitment. But there’s no glory in misery or self-neglect. Continue reading

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Week 7: Chapters vs. Stories, Part III, Section B

This is the second of two posts (first one here) from my linked stories class. Now, we’re going to talk about Cambria, PowerPoint, and our second class activity. So let’s backtrack for a moment to early in the class period. … Continue reading

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Week 7: Chapters vs. Stories, Part III, Section A

This week marks the more-or-less midpoint of my linked stories course with Cathy Day, and the last of our reading-focused classes. (Up next: workshops.) We started the semester with the least linked stories, Short Cuts, and worked our way toward … Continue reading

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