How Playing Scrabble Made Me A Better Writer

When I started playing Scrabble, I mistakenly thought it was a game about spelling and vocabulary. I never did very well, because I was more concerned with spelling fancy words than positioning my tiles effectively. But then I had an epiphany: Scrabble wasn’t really about spelling; it was about strategic arrangement. Being good at spelling … Continue reading How Playing Scrabble Made Me A Better Writer

Things I Have Needed to Google While Editing My Writing Sample for MFA Applications

I’ve been working on applications to MFA programs for Creative Writing.  What I’ve learned in my brief foray into the land of MFAs is that sending a good writing sample is the most important thing ever.  Legend has it, if you send a good writing sample, good things will happen.  You’ll get accepted.  You’ll get … Continue reading Things I Have Needed to Google While Editing My Writing Sample for MFA Applications