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December 14, 2018

Almost exactly a year ago, I had a revelation while standing at a podium.  It wasn’t the time, the place, or the situation for any new thoughts: I was presenting an art history paper I’d written a year before at an Undergraduate Academic Conference. Everything was supp...

November 22, 2018

  1. Where is this story going? Sure, I’ve been working on it for three years now, and I’ve rewritten it thirteen times, but I just don’t know where to go with this. I could have a happy ending where everyone holds hands and sings around the fire? Or they could burn in...

October 28, 2018

Wanting to become a writer is an easy choice to make in theory; it could be a wild thought that decides to stick with you throughout the rest of your life or until you get bored. Desiring to write about any topic or career however, is not such an easy choice. It takes...

November 17, 2017

     If you're anything like me, you're a writer. Beyond that, you probably have a day job so you don't starve or wither away without a roof over your head, and maybe you're a full time college student, too. To put things plainly: you're a busy person. There's no time...

November 8, 2017

If you missed the first part of this interview with poet Boots, where we talk about the writing world and how it intersects with the social media world, you can check it out here.

            Boots, Instagram handle @po...

November 3, 2017

For some, writing essays can be one of the most intimidating activities that one must complete during their tenure at college. Students from every major will have to write an essay at some point, so it is important to know how to complete these assignments. Of course,...

October 17, 2017

Sequels and remakes: This is what makes up the majority of films of the movie industry today, showcasing the lack of ingenuity on the part of film producers who want to either hit the nostalgia button for adults or build up popular, money-making sequels. During the awa...

October 9, 2017

 I took a fiction writing class recently that outlawed genre fiction. Most of my classmates and I felt claustrophobic with this prohibition on the first day of class, and even after learning the definition of genre fiction, I still felt hesitant every time I turned in...

January 9, 2017

One of the most common questions I get these days is, “What is your major?” and my answer remains the same, English. Then the question of what I want to do with that, like teaching or editing magazines and newspapers. There is this awkward moment when I tell them I wan...

January 7, 2017

Chelsey Burden is originally from Kingman, Arizona. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies/Sociology. Her work has been published in Gazing Grain Press, The Plou...

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