Don’t Overthink, Just Do It: Part 1

By: Sam Lundy Put Down the Thesaurus Every writer wants to sound clever and smart. Some writers try different methods of writing to achieve this goal. One mistake that writers make is using complex language. There is nothing wrong with using eloquent language if it is concise. Not every work needs to sound like Margaret […]

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Creative Nonfiction: What it Is and Isn’t

By: Kori Marshall “True stories, well told.” Lee Gutkind, creator and editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine, defines the phrase easily as if there is no question or no other definition. It seems simple enough, but why is the genre just now emerging? What’s the difference in the nonfiction picture books we read in middle school […]

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Literature & Broadway

By: Sam Lundy Broadway musicals have been around for decades, they are one of our one of our culture’s greatest treasures. What many people don’t realize is that some of the greatest Broadway musicals started out as best-selling novels. Musical theatre is much like fiction in that there is always a character that is the […]

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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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