Half the fun of doing a homeschooled MFA in Creative Writing is planning it. It’s been a blast to put … Continue reading Fiction Seminar Syllabus
CONTENT WARNING Now that I’ve finished my literary theory class, it’s on to the next course: a fiction seminar. Full … Continue reading Spring Semester Scandal at My MFA
Literary theory is a trip. I just spent roughly a year, off and on, studying the topic. I watched Professor … Continue reading What’s the Point of Literary Theory Anyway?
Different institutions give it various names. Narrative Strategies. Textual Strategies. Literary Theory. Readers and Writers. But whatever you call it, … Continue reading The MFA Class No One Likes
Lately, I’ve been reading through elite literary journals, and I have to say I’m disappointed. Thanks to #MeToo, Hollywood had … Continue reading Literary Journals Need a #MeToo Moment
Nothing like old love to remind you of who you have been, and who you have become. So I just … Continue reading The Hazards–and Rewards–of Literature for the Feminist
Writers have to get outside their own skin. But sometimes I get overeager to inhabit differences. And I write about characters I … Continue reading Responsible Fiction: Toe to Toe with Difference
It seems I write mostly about revenge. All my characters are exacting some kind of revenge. Or think they are. … Continue reading Revenge and Justice