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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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 | Starting Over

I am currently working on my thesis, which is actually a novel, and a lot of you have mentioned that you’d like to hear more about my writing process. Which is honestly kind of weird for me, because, despite the fact that I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, I […]

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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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