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The Confession: A Monologue

Physical Description A man sits at a table drinking a 20 ounce black coffee. He’s bald, has glasses, and is wearing a brown newsboy cap. He is looking outside the window while he types on his laptop and has earbuds in. Occasionally he mutters to himself and types something. He is probably 5 ft 10 … Continue reading

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

The Martian Movement–A Different Way to Phone Home

Martianism, or The Movement, as it became known, was a group of writers in the 1970s and 80s that sought to revitalize British poetry by taking the perspective akin to an alien. By utilizing the viewpoint of a “Martian,” ordinary literary devices such as clichés and common metaphors become taboo, as how would a Martian … Continue reading

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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 / Literary Blogs / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

Graphic Novels

There is a tendency within the literary world to consider graphic novels as “lesser” compared to other more classic mediums. Many professors will argue against the use of graphic novels within classroom settings because there is a standing stigma that graphic novels aren’t as academic as “normal” novels. As more and more graphic novels crop … Continue reading

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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