Tips for Writing Comedy

By: Cassie Robbins   Using comedy in your writing We all love telling jokes. We want to make people laugh. We want them to think of us as witty and clever and fiction is no different– you want your reader to laugh. Here are a few tips, tricks, and ideas:   Adding another dimension to […]

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This is Farewell!

By: Kori Marshall   My time on staff for Canvas and Mochila Review has come to an end. As a copyeditor for our magazine, my job also included eight blog posts. At first, I was weary. Eight feels like a lot, like a part time job I signed up for before I really knew what […]

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An Interview with a Previous Mochila Contributor

By: Kori Marshall Where Are They Now? Featuring Contributor: Jordan Carter   I recently reached out to a few of the past Mochila Review contributors with a few questions about where they are and what they’re doing now. If you weren’t sent an email but are interested in answering a few questions for our blog, […]

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Thank You Nikki!!

By: Sam Lundy All of us here at Mochila Review have just had a memorable experience recently. We had the honor and privilege of meeting not only one of my personal literary idols, but a living legend, Nikki Giovanni. Nikki came to Missouri Western State University April 6th for a poetry reading. She not only […]

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Shakespeare: The OG

Everyone knows that William Shakespeare is the king of English. Without him some of our most famous and beloved stories may not exist today. Shakespeare not only has inspired stories but he broke the mold on how to write. Shakespeare wrote more than just his famous plays. He was a wordsmith that coined his own […]

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There Is…

By: Kori Marshall …Inspiration in everything. My desk is cluttered with sticky notes, covered in pastel blues, pinks, and yellows, so many notes that I can’t read very many of them. Being a writer means being a sponge – absorb everything. Nikki Giovanni and Stephen King, as well as who knows who else, are famous […]

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Don’t Overthink, Just Do It: Part 2

By: Sam Lundy Rhyming Rhyming is something that we all have admired since the first time we heard “Hickory Dickory Dock.” We all grew up listening to nursery rhymes and reading Dr. Seuss. Many people assume that poems must rhyme, when that is so far from the truth. Poems have evolved so much farther than […]

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