Tag Archives: creative writing

And So the Manuscript Begins

If you didn’t already know, I had my second public fiction reading on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the University of Baltimore. This performance consisted of one (very) short story and parts of two longer ones from my thesis-in-progress. Since then, so far I’ve managed to do a little reading (in my head) but haven’t […]

Carver’s ‘Cathedral’: Once More with Context

(NOTE: I originally posted this as a review of Carver’s book on Goodreads. I’ve since edited it to have it make more sense outside of Goodreads.) I just read Raymond Carver’s short story collection Cathedral. I’m still processing it; I think I liked it 4 stars’ worth. And if I didn’t already own it, I’d […]

MFA or M.F.A.?

For a while now, I’ve been one of those people who use periods in most abbreviations (TV being one exception that I’m willing to make); in fact, I’ll probably keep being one of those people. But since I’m also a perfectionist, when I finish my degree I’ll want to—have to—need to know, once and for […]

There’s Nowhere Safe

Knowing that I only have one more year left in my M.F.A. program, I’m trying to figure out what to do and where to go afterwards, or at least in the next few years; it doesn’t have to be right after. I don’t know when it will be, but it would be nice to be […]

1.25

In May 2013, I will graduate with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore (U.B.). That means I have just over a year (1.25 of a year) to do the following and to take stock of my life and my career: revise any pre-2012 stories that I have written […]