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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...

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 23, 2017

When I first encountered the work of Los Angeles-based poet Boots, I was exploring lost relics of Casa Grande, probably entering places I shouldn’t have. Walking through crumbling doorways and tripping over cracked pavement, I looked up to see a gigantic heart on the w...

October 21, 2017

There's nothing worse than negative stereotypes and bad reputations taking over the minds of the masses, thanks in large part to one-sided representation by the media. Writers who know better play a large part in helping to deconstruct these negative views, whether the...

November 21, 2016

For the past five years, I have anticipated and bragged about how I planned to finish a first draft of a novel during National Novel Writing Month. I have joined at least eight writing groups, set weekly goals, and even attempted to deprive myself of food until I hit a...

November 14, 2016

What happens when a writer has a traumatic experience, has an emotional ordeal, or just has a season when they are not in the mood to write? What most people assume about writers is that they can write all the time and are “wasting their gift” if they don’t. But what p...

October 25, 2016

When you’re a young writer (in my case, 22) interested in carving out a distinct and singular style for yourself, chances are high that despite the strains and pains of some early attempts, you haven’t yet discovered your own “literary voice.” Your literary voice is yo...

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