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Off to Cardiff University!

          I’m excited to share the news with everyone! I am transferring from the doctoral program in English/Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana Lafayette to the doctoral program at Cardiff University in Wales, UK! Because I’ll be considered the equivalent to ABD (all but dissertation), the program has offered to […]

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CRAFT OF LITERARY 2.1: Featuring T.K. Lee – “Overcoming Writer’s Block: Boxing the Block”

I no longer believe in Writer’s Block. Here’s what I did. I took that big old block, that mean, splintered Writer’s Block, and I carved out the inside of it, added a hinge and a handle, and called it a Writer’s Box. And in this Box I put several reminders, knowing full well I’d be […]

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CRAFT OF LITERARY 1.7: Featuring Daren Dean – “Ambiguity and The Staging of Desire”

One of the biggest problems I see in student writing in my creative writing classes has been the failure of the student not to explain within the confines of the story just what the story adds up to for the reader. It’s the difference between that old phrase, show don’t tell. Sometimes we need a […]

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The English Major in Peril & What the English Professor/Instructor Can Do About It

Why study literature? Why major in English at all these days? These were questions that teachers, friends, and family asked me during my undergraduate studies ten years ago, but now, undergrads who love literature face an even harder decision; they feel they must choose in most cases whether to study what they love and face […]

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