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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 […]

AWP Approaches

The annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference is next week in Washington D.C. I’m glad that it is so close (in proximity) this year; I went to the conference two years ago, when the conference was in Chicago and I was finishing up undergrad in Indiana, and I enjoyed it immensely. I […]

Goals for 2011

Okay, I’m a little late in posting this, since the year is already ten days down, but here goes. These are some things I would like to accomplish this year: Find a (good) second part-time job, or even a full-time job (preferably related to the publishing industry in some way, but I won’t be too choosy […]

Holiday Activities on Track

It’s been almost two weeks since my last class of the semester, and I’ve already made a huge dent in my holiday fun plans. I’ve watched Hot in Cleveland, The Walking Dead, The Office (British version), and Avatar: The Last Airbender, and last night, while I was waiting on the lunar eclipse, I started re-watching the first […]

"Mooching," or "Excuse Me"

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted! I got into a bit of a frenzy with finding a place to live, and I’m only just now sorting it all out. I’ve got most of my stuff moved now, and I’m moving the rest, hopefully, by Monday. And classes start up the 30th. This semester, […]

"Oblivion Cycle: A Spider’s Nightmare" Re-imagined

My writing exercise for this week was to take a completed story and rewrite it, intensifying the conflict, exaggerating the tension—even to the point of absurdity. Well, I chose a short story I had written about a tortured spider—it was already pretty exaggerated, but I managed to exaggerate it even more. I cleaned up the […]