Old Wounds

Brad King said there was a good chance my story wouldn’t make it in the book during our last meeting. I’d received the previous edits to my story a month prior. Only incremental progress was made between those times. My story is about a trip to Guinea, West Africa that I went on five years… Read more »

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Writing Together

I was the last of the Invictus writers to leave our writing group on Saturday evening. We began early Friday morning and continued editing through the next day passing around our stories to share with each other. Some of us needed help in understanding our scenes while others just needed to talk through their own… Read more »

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Thoughts on writing

As journalism major, I am always writing stories about other people. I sit there with my pin and my tape recorder, I interview them, trying to figure out the truth about someone or something else. As a creative writing minor, I hide behind vague fragmentary poetry and fictional characters I made up inside my head…. Read more »

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On Writing

At some point, every writer sits down to tell the story of what it means to be a writer. We are naturally storytellers so it’s inevitable that during a period of reflection we begin to pass along the wisdom we’ve gleaned to those who stumble after us. Of course, none of us have any real… Read more »

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Getting Through

I wish I could say I’ve made monumental progress on my Invictus piece. I won’t lie though; I’m only a few thousand words in and far from satisfied with any of it. The language is sloppy, the order is wrong, and I don’t think I’m doing justice to anyone in my story right now. It’s… Read more »

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A craft without masters

I remember one of my earliest experiences with storytelling in elementary school, when my second grade class was instructed to write, illustrate and physically construct a book. My story, about a kid that gets sucked into a video game, drew praise from the teacher. Her notes in red at the end of the book applauded… Read more »

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