Online Grad School: Pros and Cons

As many of you know, I am currently getting my masters in English and creative writing. I actually only have one class left (Thesis Completion), so I am almost done with school, which is exciting (and a little sad, because I really love school). I always knew I wanted to get my masters, and usually pictured […]

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The Master’s Effect

“You don’t need a degree to be a writer.” It’s something most aspiring writers have heard at some point. And I completely agree. To be a writer, you need do nothing more than write. And, yet, I decided to get a master’s degree in writing. Why? I love school. If someone wanted to pay me […]

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I Hate Peer Review

Yet again, a classmate’s comments have me questioning my entire decision to go to grad school (not seriously, just in one of my many moments of frustration). Which is probably not the most productive train of thought, considering that I’ve been in grad school for more than two years (without a break longer than a week), […]

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Thesis Reading List

As part of my master’s thesis, I had to turn in a list of four books – three fiction and one nonfiction – that I will be reading while I write my first draft. Since I’m getting my MA in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction, my thesis is actually part of […]

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Fiction Thesis (Help Me!)

In a little over a week, I will officially begin working on my graduate thesis. Which is completely terrifying. Mostly because I have yet to decide what I want to do. So instead of spending the next two weeks freaking out about it, I decided to ask for your help. I really value the opinions […]

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What Do You Do With an MA in English?

If you caught that reference, hello new best friend! If not, go check out the song that’s been stuck in my head (with slightly altered lyrics – see below) ever since I decided to get my Master of Arts in English. What do you do with a BA MA in English? What is my life going to be? Four Eight […]

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Grad School Essentials Part Deux

You may have noticed my lack of posts the past couple of days. That’s because, this week, grad school is kicking my ass. Basically, taking a class in editing without first having finished things to edit was not the best idea. So, in addition to honing my editing skills, I have to write things to […]

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