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You Call That a Poem?! Understanding the Flarf Movement

Every Thursday night, my roommate puts on sweats and makes his way over to the Butts, where he joins a small contingent of friends for several hours of LARPing.  To one who doesn’t know better, the acronym, which stands for … Continue reading

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Six Word Stories

What do Ernest Hemingway, Joss Whedon, and William Shatner have in common? They’ve all written a six word story – and so can you! The concept is deceptively simple: write a whole story using just six words. The results? Often hilarious, … Continue reading

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Most beautiful words in the English language

It is arbitrary to determine, but still fun to consider, especially if a writer is a lover of words. In fact, I’ve never found our language to be so beautiful. So many things to play with; so many synonyms that … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

A random collection for sure, but I am excited to tackle all these. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. (Just moved to New Orleans. We shall see…) Mornings on Hourseback by David McCullough. Because Teddy Roosevelt is … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Habits: Benjamin Soloway

What type of writing do you do? All writing is creative, so I do creative writing. I enjoy nonfiction/journalism, academic essays, and short stories. I just finished writing a TV pilot for one of Amy Bloom’s courses. Where is your … Continue reading

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Journals: Practice Without Pressure

When you write a piece you intend to show other people–a paper for a class, or a story you want to publish, for example–you are subtly aware of the criticisms and judgments that your readers may have. This is not … Continue reading

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Writing our Way from Kindergarten to College

As the bookends of our academic journeys thus far, our kindergarten classrooms may not seem to have too much in common with our current college experiences.  Crayons and construction paper have been replaced by Mac Book Pros and Google Docs.  … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Habits: Barbara Fenig

What type of writing do you do? I write fiction, mostly short stories and short-short stories. Where is your favorite place to write? My bedroom. It doesn’t matter if it’s the one at Wesleyan, or at home in New York, … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Thesis Writer

Spring Break.  Less than a month before theses are due.  At this point, all of your thesis-writing friends have gone into hibernation, and all of your non-thesis-writing friends are sick of listening to you talk about your thesis.  Now you’re … Continue reading

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