Blog Post / Literary Blogs / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

10 Writing COEmmandments

(Inspired by “Ten Duel Commandments” from Hamilton) One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine! It’s the ten writing COEmmandments! It’s the ten writing COEmmandments! Number one! The challenge: demand for no distraction if your friends don’t oblige have ‘em sanctioned Number two! Put away your phone right this second ‘Cause we don’t want … Continue reading

Blog Post / Fall 2016 / Literary Blogs / Manuscript Readers / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

Above All, Be Involved

Upon my arrival at Coe College, creative writing never took the academic spotlight. I simply assumed that it would become something to keep my mind buoyant during my introductory science days, sloshing through snowdrifts of material before I finally reached those courses that piqued my interest. I was completely unaware of our magazine or how … Continue reading

Literary Blogs / Review / Uncategorized

Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Grey

Do you like Gothic novels? French inspired decadence? Hedonism? Horror? Suspense? Magical paintings? Then quirky Englishman Oscar Wilde’s sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, definitely is the book for you. Especially as the weather turns cold and sunset comes sooner each night. Cuddle up under some blankets, dim the lights, and enjoy protagonist Dorian … Continue reading

fall 2015 / Literary Blogs

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month—affectionately called NaNoWriMo by its users—is an international writing event. It was started in San Francisco the summer of 1999 and has grown exponentially since then to become a nonprofit organization promoting literacy and encouraging children and teens to write through the Young Writer’s Program. Anyone can make an account and it’s free to … Continue reading

Blog Post / fall 2015 / Literary Blogs

Magic Reality: A Discovery of Witches

Introducing… What We Read Wednesday! I was recommended a few novels to read over the summer by my writing professor, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife (enjoyable, but I had the plot twists somewhat ruined since I’d seen the movie in my high school years) and Deborah Harkness’s, A Discovery of Witches. A Discovery of Witches caught … Continue reading