When the day of Dr. Kristen Iversen’s visit arrived, I woke up terribly sick. Between my fever and the number of antihistamines I took, I went through most of the day in a sweaty, lethargic, dizzy haze. While the smell of cherry cough drops rekindles a few memories, most of what I remember about that day comes from the notes I took. At least some part of me was clear-headed enough to make sure I could remember what stood out about getting to know Dr. Iversen for a day.
It’s been fun going through the nice and nonsensical comments my peers have left on my short stories over the years. Some are helpful, some are supportive, some are mean and some are just plain funny. They’re a great way to remind my fellow writers — particularly those new to having their work critiqued — […]
There’s a blog post from a fellow SCAD student making its rounds on Facebook. I noticed it yesterday but didn’t read all the way through until this morning. This first-year fashion student wrote a list of 20 things to know about life as a SCAD student. She paints an accurate picture of what it’s like […]
Here we are, ladies and gents: the last Best and Worst of Critique Comments. It’s been a load of fun and I love all the wonderful reactions you’ve posted here or on Facebook. Thank you very much to everyone who has been reading this mini-series since it began! This final story was only 500 words. […]
Ah, the return of a popular series! If you need to catch up on the last four episodes, you can find all of those right here. The guidelines are slightly different from last time; instead of writing an 8-10 page short story for class, the limit is 6-8. We still had to print off 30 […]
Last month, there was a bit of a scramble at work for us all to send links to our best articles in the past year to submit to some competition. I don’t remember which one, but our adviser also sent a lot of our things off to various competitions. Personally, I forgot all about it. […]
The final verbal critique of the quarter. The 500 word short story I wrote for class was one I’m very proud of. I spent a few weeks on it and even volunteered to read first two days before we had to sign up for days to read. Saying I was excited is a bit of […]