Please Disconnect

By: Kori Marshall I wish I had a word for my generation, the Millennials, caught and entranced by every single new fad. A time where even my fifty-year old relatives are okay with the prospect of meeting a potential spouse online, where my own mother is enamored enough by my Tinder boyfriend to overlook the […]

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Change

By: Sam Lundy “Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.” –Nikki Giovanni We live in an uneasy time right now, as undergraduates we are becoming our own people, discovering who we are and what exactly we want to believe in. We can choose to ignore a cause that doesn’t affect us directly […]

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Fanfiction Part 2

By: Sam Lundy Fanfiction…so how do I write it? Writing fanfiction isn’t just taking a story you enjoy and writing a continuation. Here are some steps to help you with the writing process.   Research– Oh yes, this is necessary. Just like with an academic paper you will need to check your facts. This may […]

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Fanfiction Part 1

By: Sam Lundy Fanfiction…so what is it? Fanfiction is a genre that is often over looked within the writing community. Some people think that it is just a hobby and doesn’t have a place in the literary world. Some people think that fanfiction writers are stealing work that the original authors had put into their […]

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Procrastination: Part 2

Procrastination, the lifelong friend and foe of writers, has been around for as long as the sun has risen and set. In this two-part series we will be exploring why writers procrastinate and how to overcome this obstacle. So without waiting any longer let’s begin… Part Two: The How Here are some easy steps to defeat procrastination: […]

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Procrastination: Part 1

Procrastination, the lifelong friend and foe of writers, has been around for as long as the sun has risen and set. In this two-part series we will be exploring why writers procrastinate and how to overcome this obstacle. So without waiting any longer let’s begin… Part One: The Why As writers we always tell ourselves that […]

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Creativity

Creative writing is (as stated in the name) supposed to be creative. But how does a writer know if they are being creative? What is creativity? As writers we sometimes worry that our work isn’t creative enough. Being creative is a struggle for some writers. But as writers we need to look past the surface and look deeper. […]

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World Full of Writing…Sort of

As writers we are constantly thinking of new stories and poems that we could be writing down. So why aren’t we? We live in a society where we spend a majority of our time updating statuses and tweeting. We are constantly writing about who hates who and political views, as these are prime character and […]

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10 Signs You’re an English Major

For the last blog of the semester I wanted to do something a little funny and exaggerated. I met this person at school the other day and I told him I was an English major. He replied, “I always make fun of English majors.” Nice thing to say to someone five minutes after meeting her! […]

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In the Shadow of Ellen Hopkins

On the night of April 18, The Mochila Review was honored to have New York Times-bestselling author Ellen Hopkins come speak at our campus, Missouri Western State University. Earlier this year, Ellen judged our Undergraduate MoRe Prize and she chose “Wake” by Reily William Cook (plus two honorable mentions: Jordan Carter’s “We do Shit to […]

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