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Nonfiction Writing

Finding The Extraordinary In The Ordinary Through Writing

Jessica Lander | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Jessica Lander

Suffice to say, I have become captivated by the richness of everyday lives. These are not the people that dominate today's headlines. They are quieter. But nonetheless remarkable.

Contrived Essay Prompts Constrain College Applicants

Josh Stephens | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Josh Stephens

Though they may inspire interesting thought experiments, the Common App's five prompts cannot accommodate the full range of genius and idiosyncrasies that today's students, from plugger to genius, can exhibit.

What's My Genre, Anyway?

Ming Holden | Posted 02.04.2012 | Books
Ming Holden

The appropriation of a piece of literature to a certain genre is a process descriptive of the political moment in which the text finds itself; it's indicative of what's permitted to be described as fact in a particular cultural atmosphere, whether it's intended to be or not.