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“And you’re sure I won’t have to give fashion advice?”

“Honey, I’m sure. They’re gonna ask you how to return a pair of jeans or reset their password. 246 more words


To MFA or not to MFA -- is that the question?

If you’ve ever thought about getting an MFA in creative writing, you’ve probably asked yourself the same questions most writers ask when they contemplate the degree—the same questions I began asking myself about a year ago: Do I need it? 321 more words



“Where are you going, my friend?” the driver yells, leaning out the window. Richard, stepping slightly in front of his two daughters, pretends not to hear and keeps his hand raised. 297 more words



Such a klutz! Not watching where I’m going and then poof! I’m on my way to the ER. It was nothing, really, just a sprained ankle. 232 more words


Second Draft Terrors

If novel writing is a marathon, then my first draft was running a marathon after years of working on short sprints. In other words, it was exhausting. 533 more words


Teaching and Self-Criticism

Working with students is the best, but I didn’t always feel this way. As a first time teaching assistant at Mills College, there were times when my voice trembled during a lecture, or I blinked at a student, not knowing an answer to her question, or sometimes, not even remembering her question from just a second before. 295 more words


I Will Survive (The MFA Residency)

At first I was afraid, I was petrified! Sorry, I’m in a musical mood today.  Last week, I returned home from a hectic but amazing experience known simply as “residency” amongst the Stonecoast community.  1,083 more words