Carleena is an MFA Creative Nonfiction candidate at Goucher College. This is her second semester craft paper. How do nonfiction writers organize anecdotes and reflections in such a way that a story emerges? How do we write a story that is more than a sequence of events? How do we write a story that is … More This Happened, Then This Happened. Who Cares? A Craft Paper.
Two stories of undercover journalism made news last week. Although the immersion and reporting of each shared similarities, the reception that followed was vastly different. In the first story, a journalist worked undercover as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher at a university in North Korea. In the second, a journalist worked undercover … More The Curse Of The Female Writer
Are you thinking about attending a creative nonfiction writers’ conference this year? Do it! Going was the best decision for me, mostly because of the connections I made with other writers. As the one-year anniversary of the conference approaches, I’ve been thinking about these connections, the things I learned, and advice I would give a … More Attend A Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference And Find Your WBF!
Nearly twenty years have passed since I stepped on campus as a new student. But there I was, a new student again, nervous, excited, with many questions – How many students are in the program? What are the mentors like? What is a “writer workshop”? How do we communicate after winter residency? Will people like … More Nostalgia Of A First Semester Student