“It’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of … Continue reading Let People See What You Wrote
(Hate is a strong word. But they really, really, really don’t like them.) Ellipses have many important uses, especially when it comes to quoting stuff and writing dialogue and narration that trails off. But sometimes, I feel like I use ellipses as a crutch in my writing rather than a tool, which is why I’m … Continue reading Why People Hate Ellipses
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
Today, I came across this hilarious list of security questions. They’re not the usual “What’s your mother’s maiden name?” questions. Oh no. I’ve sorted these questions into three categories: 1) Questions that require an anecdote (or for some, a sprawling memoir) for a reply. Think about it. Someone asks you where you were when you … Continue reading Could you please repeat the question?