Episode 29: Cringy Moments

Our favorite co-host Caitlin Dillon is back with our new co-host Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about experiences that can be cringe-worthy and how some authors use their personal experiences to create beautifully written pieces of work. We hear […]

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Meeting Melissa De la Cruz

By Megan Standley On April 16 students from Missouri Western State University, home of the Mochila Review, had the opportunity to meet an incredible woman: #1 New York Time’s Bestselling Author Melissa de la Cruz. De la Cruz came to talk about her experience in the publishing field. The students who work on Mochila Review […]

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What Does It Take to be an Author?

By Megan Standley   If you’ve ever loved to write then you probably dreamed of publishing a novel for the world to enjoy. It’s rather easy (so they tell us), and all you have to do is write. You don’t really need a diploma to become an author.   There are singers, actors, and internet […]

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Episode 25: Pairings in Literature

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about pairing things in literature. We hear Reed Karsh read his poems, “Poverty: Two Acts” from our Spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Blake Fultz and […]

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Episode 24: Writing Empathy

Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about how to show empathy for another person when the writer does not know anything about the other person’s backstory and how a writer can make the readers feel the […]

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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

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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Episode 19: Power of Therapeutic Writing

Our favorite co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Cameron Pike is back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about the power of therapeutic writing. They start it off with the poem “Taking Prozac” by Bailey Blumenstock, from our 2017 issue. Then Arniecea Johnson reads the poem “Dead Love” […]

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Episode 17: Encouraging Writers

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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