Blog Post / Literary Blogs / Manuscript Readers / Spring 2018 / Uncategorized

Writing Styles

As I have been moving through my Creative Writing studies I’ve found myself learning a lot about various writing styles. I’ve been working most recently with fiction, screenwriting, and play-writing. Fiction has been my default style, and what I feel most comfortable with. However, I decided to branch out to understand other kinds of writing. … Continue reading

Blog Post / Featured / Uncategorized

Personification in Fiction and Why Tigers are Nothing to Be Afraid Of

What comes to mind when you think of personification? For most people, talking tigers, spiders, and mice bring them back to stories they read in their childhood: the Cat in the Hat, Aesop’s Fables, Winnie the Pooh, or (if they’re lucky) folk tales like Anansi the Spider or Why Opossum’s Tail is Bare. “Mature” use … Continue reading

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