Why Stories?

Previously published elsewhere on the site and now moved and reposted to here. Why stories? Why do we write stories? Why do we read them? How much do they really matter? Think about how we often discuss stories in our culture: Pleasure reading. Guilty reading. Saying “I’m going to do absolutely nothing and read.” Using … Continue reading Why Stories?

In which I earn my MFA, have an irksome day, and articulate some thoughts on writing

I earned my MFA in creative writing this weekend. I'm told that the title for someone who has a master's degree is (well... used to be) magister - which is a title that sounds cool, but isn't really practical for daily use. However, it is a piece of information that I will treasure as I … Continue reading In which I earn my MFA, have an irksome day, and articulate some thoughts on writing