Fellow writer Emily Anne shares her thoughts on being an editorial intern. I used to love creating newspapers out of paper and markers for the kids in my neighborhood, and newsletters out of a Word document (complete with clip art) for my friends. I never knew, though, that one day I would actually have internships […]
A piece published in the Victoria Gazette about a local Minnesota neighborhood, and the importance of names. The Fancy Chevalle No offense to the residents of the fancy neighborhood Chevalle––it appears to be a great place to live. Adjacent to the neighborhood Wintergreen, and across from the Deer Run golf course, Chevalle is a spacious […]
As artists, how do we know which ideas to keep––and which to toss?
At what temperature does paper burn? 451 degrees fahrenheit! Well, according to the legendary writer Ray Bradbury, that is. One of his most notable works, Fahrenheit 451, is set in a dystopian universe where mindless TV shows obsess their viewers and dull their minds, while war rages right outside their windows. Books are feared. And […]
But what can you actually do with an English degree? How do you pay the bills? If you’re a writer, your friends and family probably asked you one or both of these questions only a couple-hundred times. Every time you break the news you’d like to pursue the writing life, the well-meaning friend takes on […]
Susan Orlean, journalist and author of The Orchid Thief, once tweeted, “Writing is hard. Writing is hard. Writing is hard.” I retweeted her. I felt a surge of empathy. Though I’m nowhere near the talent or accomplishment of Susan Orlean — she’s a goddess of great feature writing — as a writer I understood exactly […] […]