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I spent the better part of last semester pulling my hair out over grad school applications. I spent countless hours with my head bent over teeny scraps of paper, paper that had once been 8 pages of my writing sample but had been subjected to the old-school cut-and-paste method. I […]

Application Burnout

People underestimate the draining powers of the grad school application. I’ve known for years that I wanted to get my MFA in fiction. I started preparing for this process way back in June 2013, with the intention of spending my entire summer working on perfecting the stories I would use […]

Let the NaNo Chaos Begin!

It’s NaNoWriMo time! Despite the fact that I’m taking two writing intensive classes at school (more on this later) and applying to grad school this November, I am subjecting myself to the insanity. I’ve done NaNoWriMo for the past three years. I’ve participated in Camp NaNo for the past year […]

So What’s It About?

That phrase sends shivers up my spine.  Those four words have the power to turn my face a shade of red that will make even the healthiest of tomatoes jealous. They leave me stuttering and rambling like someone who’s just consumed ungodly amounts of caffeine. It’s a question that I’m […]

Blog Hop Part 2

Here’s the second leg of the blog hop. Like I mentioned in my last post, I was invited to hop with two different authors. Today’s thanks goes to Lisa Tortorello, who is the author of My Hero, My Ding and Moose at the Manger. She will soon be releasing her […]