Category Archives: Rants

Overcoming the Urge to Quit

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a bit morose over the last couple of years. I have wanted to quit wanting to write and been indulging that demon as much as possible. But something kept stringing me along. I didn’t want to succumb to writer’s block. Maybe because I don’t believe in [...]

4 Years After My MFA — What Would I Have Done Differently?

Now that I’m four years past the official culmination of my MFA in creative writing program, when people ask me “what would you have done differently?” I feel like I can actually answer it with a level of objectivity to be useful. I’ve had conversations with people enough times to know a bit better how [...]

What the Internet Has Done for Writing

Found this while browsing through the popular writing-related links on social bookmarking site Delicious. I can’t help but get a little annoyed at the $2-blog-writing schemes, SEO “content” farms, and a general deterioration of originality, voice, and real content that passes for so-called writing online. Now I have an image to conjure whenever this black [...]