Other Words Than These
“You need to engage with the text” is one of the most necessary and frustrating pieces of feedback given to writing students.
During my MA program, I received exactly one C grade, which I earned on a small writing assignment. 1,700 more words
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John Matthew Barlow
I spent late last week laid up with the flu. This means I read. A lot. I don’t have the patience for TV when I’m sick, unless it’s hockey. 407 more words
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Madeline Ruth Walker
I usually write about reading and writing, but today I want to expand and talk about other stuff as well—all the sources that have been sustaining me through this horrible summer. 628 more words
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What makes your protagonist different? What makes him memorable? Get this question right, and you’re halfway to a decent story. Get it wrong – too quirky, too stereotypical, too shallow – and you’re probably doomed. 313 more words
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Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City is yet another Manhattan novel, filled with the oh-so-familiar bohemian paranoid types stuck in the haze and bustle of Noo York trying to figure shit out. 995 more words
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The Fraudsters' Almanac
June and July have been surprisingly good for reading material. Let me tell you about it!
Elizabeth Hay — A Student of Weather
A better title for this book might have been 446 more words
Saul Bellow, writing to a friend who’d taken offense at Bellow’s fictional use of certain personal facts, said, “The name of the game is Give All.
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