Oh my goodness, I love this story

In less than two weeks, I give my thesis reading. And I am done. With my Masters. Finished. Finito. Pinch me, please? Anyhow, like my lecture, I’ve been practicing my twenty minute reading (to be delivered in front of all my peers, profs, and the program director!). A few weeks ago, I scrolled through the […]

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

Ack, no, I can’t lie. I love it! We got another good half foot of snow last night and it’s magical and white and perfect and snowy and cold and lovely. I grew up in the coastal Southeast, so snow is still fun for me (despite this being my 9th winter in the mountain west). […]

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Pretty Good Week

**THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED** Two awesome things happened on Monday: 1) I finished and printed my thesis! Huzzah!! Here is one of the copies, on the nice heavy paper. After printing them out at Mr. Atkins’ office, we went to dinner to celebrate. Sicilian sushi, thin-crust margherita pizza, and pistachio cannoli. Deeeelish. 2) And right before […]

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Light on Broken Glass

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.  ~Anton Chekhov As I finish my edits on my thesis (printing it out TONIGHT!!), this quote really speaks to me. I aim to look at the world in new ways, and then translate that onto the page screen. So much […]

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For Those About To NaNo, We Salute You

It’s November First, and of course, you know what that means: the official start of NaNoWriMo! I really wanted to NaNo this year, especially after taking last year off, but it’s not in the cards. I mean, I could make the effort, but I would fail! Fail!! Waaaah! Not like that’s such a big deal, […]

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RTW: MY Road Trip, Holla!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic. We’d love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog […]

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Why I Chose to Get a Low-Res MFA

I’m going to break this post down into two parts: why I decided to get an MFA, and why I went with a low residency program. I would’ve made that my title, but goodness, that’d be forever long!! Part the First: Why I Chose to Get an MFA Firstly, I’ve always wanted to get my […]

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