Post Tagged with: "writing"

No. 4 – Fragments

No. 4 – Fragments

In all our deciphered knowledge of the English language today, our pool of understanding has only diminished in depth. We no longer read with a command of the language but as if we are borrowing the words — visitors in a world of creativity. Writers of the past decorated their emotions[Read More…]

by October 26, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The library at Pembroke College, Cambridge University

The Value of Independent Imagination Reclaimed

Whether you’re working on a screenplay, a novel or creative nonfiction, no writer will agree on what the most important aspect writing is. Some will tell you characterization. Some will tell you structure or setting. Others will argue it’s a combination of all three, just as long as you throw[Read More…]

by August 13, 2014 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Across the Atlantic, Rediscovering the Joy of Writing

Across the Atlantic, Rediscovering the Joy of Writing

Pembroke College of Cambridge University in the summer seems like something out of a novel. Expanses of grass (mowed and watered daily), exotic plants framing windows of buildings that have been home to celebrated authors, philosophers and mathematicians, wine served with pig belly in a hall that looks so similar[Read More…]

by July 30, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
Busting Literary Publishing Myths

Busting Literary Publishing Myths

From my experience in a literary agency internship, it seems that a good chunk of the world want to be writers. A lot of people out there believe it’s just as simple as writing 50 or 80 or 100 thousand words, giving it a title, and sending out query letters[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns

Discovering Local Literary Pride

To compare this summer and last summer would be like comparing my life before and after I went gluten-free: completely unrecognizable. Last summer, I was earning minimum wage at a restaurant in Tucson and spending my days by the pool reading a book a week, or a book a day,[Read More…]

by June 18, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FUNT: Justice and Journalism to Match

FUNT: Justice and Journalism to Match

I am an alliteration enthusiast, and it took restraint just now not to write “alliteration addict.” To my ear, words pack more of a punch if they form a sequence of similar sounding syllables. When I was chair of The Hoya’s editorial board, I remember the alliterative thrill I got[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Achievement Over Aptitude

For many current Georgetown students, the SAT will be remembered as 2,400 points of anxiety, pressure and competition. After this month’s changes to the structure of the SAT, these feelings will be at least slightly alleviated, with the College Board taking steps to solve some of the longstanding academic and[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Writing Core Set for Revamp

Students across all majors will begin to see changes to their writing curriculum this year as part of a transition before writing requirements are completely revamped next fall. The proposal, passed in February 2013 by the Main Campus Executive Faculty, approves changes to the Humanities and Writing core requirements as[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Midnight MUG Contest Fosters Creativity

Midnight MUG Contest Fosters Creativity

Students packed The Midnight MUG to hear the recipients of The Corp’s first Midnight Writers Scholarship read their award-winning submissions Tuesday night. Four writers — Kaylee Walsh (COL ’13), Ryan Dull (COL ’12), Ciara Foldenauer (COL’14) and Elizabeth Sinden (COL ’12) — received $1,000 for their formally submitted work. Three[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
Series of Essays Sheds Light Onto Life of American Poet

Series of Essays Sheds Light Onto Life of American Poet

Larry Woiwode’s straightforward narrative voice and clear prose serve the essay medium well as evidenced by his latest collection of writings, Words Made Fresh. Woiwode, poet-laureate of North Dakota and freelance writer for publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic,Harper’s and The Paris Review, comfortably contains his voice to the long essay medium. Starting off strongly[Read More…]

by October 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion