Incorporate Emotions into Your Writing: Happiness

By Megan Standley Emotions are key to any good story and poem and there are many ways to incorporate emotions into any type of writing. This blog will cover the emotion of happiness, how it affects the outcome of your writing, and how it can create a connection between you, your character, and especially the […]

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Music to Help Your Writing: Finale

By Megan Standley   As we bring this wonderful tale of why music helps writing to a close, I’d like to spend at least this blog to mention more songs from other genres. You wouldn’t expect these songs to help with writing, but they actually do! I’d also like to just talk about how great […]

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“Whistle While You Work:” Music and Writing Go Hand in Hand

By, Megan Standley   What else besides food and coffee goes along with writing? Music, of course! While it may surprise you, music and writing correspond with each other. A musician must write musical numbers if there is to be a song and a lyricist must write words to match. Of course, not everyone knows […]

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Episode 22: The Art of Rejection
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Episode 22: The Art of Rejection
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Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillion and Zoey Reynolds are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about coping with rejection. We hear the poem I Pulled Her Last off My Sweater today by Annie Warner from out spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also […]

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Famous Last Words

By: Cassandra Robbins   You should always write with an ending in mind, even though it may not be the one you choose in the final draft. In the final draft phases, you can really focus on the language right down to the sentences themselves. You should treat the very last line of your piece […]

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Episode 17: Encouraging Writers
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Episode 17: Encouraging Writers
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Our favorite co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Cameron Pike are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Review we talk about encouraging writers. They start it off with the poem “The Word Writer” from our 2017 issue. Then we hear the poem “Writing” by William Allingham. Finally, we get to […]

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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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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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