9 Things About Life as a Writing Student at Art School

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…… Continue reading 9 Things About Life as a Writing Student at Art School

SSU 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute

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.…… Continue reading SSU 64th Annual Southern Regional Press Institute

Best and Worst of Critique Comments #4

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…… Continue reading Best and Worst of Critique Comments #4

Best and Worst of Critique Comments #3

As with my fiction class last quarter, our first two stories are critiqued by the whole class. Everyone gets a copy to write on and we read it aloud. A moment of insanity struck me the day we signed up for when we’d present our stories. When no one volunteered to go first, the voice…… Continue reading Best and Worst of Critique Comments #3

The Best and Worst of Critique Comments #2

So we had another full-class critique of short stories. This time, the story had to be 500 words (as opposed to the last story, which was 8-10 pages). After some of the comments I received last time, I figured I’d get another healthy dose of nonsense with the occasional constructive comment. My classmates did not…… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Critique Comments #2

The Best and Worst of Critique Comments

I finally got to present my short story to my fiction class, and the comments I received were worth the wait. (I had food poisoning the day I was scheduled for critique, so I was in limbo for two weeks.) As confident as I am in my writing ability, I was nervous because my classmates…… Continue reading The Best and Worst of Critique Comments