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Tiny Stories to Make You Think, Smile, Cry…and Write!

In the same vein as the ever-popular FML and MLIA, MMT – which stands for Makes Me Think – is a website devoted to collecting snippets of profound human moments that encourage readers to pause and reflect on the strangeness … 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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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part II: A Student Writer’s Experience and How-To Crash Course

Special Collections and Archives has served as an incredibly useful resource for my writing career at Wesleyan over the past two years, since I was first introduced to the department in English 201. Many of you reading this blog have … Continue reading

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Writing Clearly and Comprehensibly

The eroticization of post-capitalist hegemony is, and yet is not, the discourse of pedagogical institutions.i I used the University of Chicago’s academic sentence generator to create this wonderful sentence.  This website, courtesy of U Chicago’s Writing Program, is an entertaining … Continue reading

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Why You Should Get to Know Olin Library’s Special Collections and Archives, Part I

In need of new material, or hoping to pursue an original research project? Look no further than behind the big glass door to the right of Olin lobby, in Wesleyan’s Special Collections and Archives. University Archivist and Head of Special … 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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