MFA Monday: Words to Eliminate

I’ve been compiling a list of words to eliminate from my writing as much as possible.┬áThese are weak, crutch words that lend nothing and keep the story from being shown.┬áThey 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

MFA Monday: Workshop

For anyone whose never taken a workshop class, it can be quite daunting. Not only are you handing over pages of your work, but the entire goal is to have it critiqued and examined under a spotlight of critical attention by a whole group of people with different opinions, different perspectives, and different tastes from … More MFA Monday: Workshop