Tag: Writer

Going in Afraid

It freaks me out, if I’m honest. Staring at a blank page knowing I have to turn it into something is slightly terrifying. But I have to write. There is just no choice in the matter. There is something in my mind that just takes to words so strongly, and craves to construct them in…

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Writer’s Oasis: Wordsmiths

Blacksmiths. Shoe smiths. Wordsmiths? I first heard that term in my undergrad senior seminar. My professor put it so eloquently that I wouldn’t do it justice in a recreation, but that one word really stuck with me. Wordsmith. We cultivate words to create something beautiful. We’re experts in wordcraft, composing exposition just so that it…

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Writer’s Oasis: Criticism 

In today’s Writer’s Oasis, I want to talk about something I’ve been thinking about quite a lot: criticism on our creative work. With something as close to us as our writing, or any creative form for that matter, it can be hard not to take the criticism we get personally. However, critique is unavoidable, so…

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