Yesterday, I was halfway through facilitating the second and final day of our annual staff retreat when the new Inkwells arrived. I forgot how exhausted and stressed out I was; instead, I shrieked and pranced. Finally. Inkwell is the annual publication written and edited by the staff of the Writing Center where I work. This is my … Continue reading Making Something: “Solidarity in Fiction”
In 2010 I had lots of grownup firsts: moved out of my mom's house, got my first full-time job, and fully supported myself. It felt good and necessary, and I'm glad I had the experience. I did data entry job for a company that sold carpets and window treatments. Not thrilling, but I'm great at … Continue reading Summer ILC Week, 10 and beyond: My last quarter at Evergreen
Two weeks ago I walked at graduation, but I have one more quarter left to go at Evergreen before I officially receive my BA! This last project is an 8-credit Individual Learning Contract (Evergreen-speak for doing whatever you want (with faculty support) and getting credit for it.) called A Novel Publication: Learning to Navigate the World of Professional Writing.I'm … Continue reading Summer ILC, Week 1: What’s an ILC again? So many questions!
Week 7I started mildly freaking out about how much work I had to do and how impossible it seemed to get it all done by the end of the quarter. I said as much to my faculty sponsor who replied, "Yeah, that's 'cause you're trying to do 24 credits' worth of stuff." For only 16 … Continue reading Spring ILC, Weeks 7-9: Being OK with it
Guess what, y'all. That paper I was working on so hard for class turned out awesome. The Virgin’s Coffin: Snow White, the Brothers Grimm, and Appropriation In the tradition of early Christian martyrdom, “virginity could be the equal of any martyr’s death, signalling one of the most persistent themes in female spirituality” (Rubin, 156). All … Continue reading The Virgin’s Coffin: Snow White, the Brothers Grimm, and Appropriation
Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins is the fifth rough draft I've gotten out of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). But this is the first time I've attempted to finish NaNoWriMo while going to school full time, working 18 hours/week, and commuting 12 hours/week. It was ridiculously optimistic of me to attempt it in the … Continue reading Why I don’t feel bad about giving up on NaNoWriMo this year
My favorite fairy tale is "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," a lesser-known (in America, anyway) Norse story similar to "Beauty and the Beast." I've wanted to write my own version for a while now, but wasn't sure what direction it would take. I did know that I wanted to mess with gender … Continue reading East of the Sun, West of the Moon