Death Speech of Richard III

Today’s post is something a little bit different. Since Sunday is the birthday of the Bard, I thought I’d share an assignment I wrote for my grad school Shakespeare class. One of the plays we read was Richard III – which instantly became one of my favorite plays – and, since it is one of the only (maybe […]

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Adventures in Writing | Finishing My Thesis

I AM DONE. And I mean that both literally and figuratively. I am officially done with my grad school thesis – it’s turned in an everything. I also still hate it. Due to the guidelines imposed by my school (which I completely understand and generally agree with), it just turned into something I’m not that happy […]

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Adventures in Writing | It’s Different When You’re Being Graded

This week, as I attempted to write another section of my thesis, it occurred to me that I’m approaching this project in a completely different way than I would if I didn’t need to turn it in. My thesis is fiction, so I am essentially writing a novel, but I’m treating it like schoolwork. Yes, […]

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Adventures in Writing | Eureka Moments

As you probably already know (seriously, I talk about it way too much), I am writing a novel as my graduate school thesis. Honestly, I’d rather be writing a research paper, but I had to go and sign up for the English and Creative Writing program. Which I guess is a good thing, because I’ve wanted […]

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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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Adventures in Writing | Finishing Part One

It’s done. I’ve officially turned in my first 11,558 words. I feel relieved and accomplished and a little bit nauseous. I also know I will be anxious until I get feedback from my professor. The good news: even though this is technically my final for this class, I still have time to fix things before turning the […]

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Adventures in Writing | Editing Part One

This week, I embarked on my first round of thesis edits. Through the program I’m in, the process of writing my thesis has been divided into two parts. The first seminar, which I am almost done with, requires me to write and edit the first part of a novel or short story collection (I chose […]

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