Perhaps you’ve noticed my absence from the blogosphere this month (probably not). October was a fabulous month full of celebration and excitement and it wiped me out. November has been mad and a little more focused on my non-blog writing. In addition to the semester wrapping up–the last day of class for me is the … More November madness, NaNoWriMo, and the end of my first MFA semester.
Debra Monroe was our guest speaker last night in 501 and she was great. Debra writes memoir and fiction and teaches writing at Texas State. She has 7 books to her name, one of which was recently released. She is reading from her new memoir, My Unsentimental Education at UNM this evening and is very entertaining so I … More Posing and Opposing: A lesson from Debra Monroe
I’ve been compiling a list of words to eliminate from my writing as much as possible. These are weak, crutch words that lend nothing and keep the story from being shown. They are “tell” words and as we all know: “Show, don’t tell.” My instructor points these out and I find myself crossing them off as I … More MFA Monday: Words to Eliminate