Read more: A Retrospective: Shakespeare and Les Misérables
Oh, why hello there 2012! Wow, you really were a lifetime ago. And guess who forgot about this blog entirely in that intervening passage of time? Yes, me! It’s particularly wonderful to take a look back at 19 year-old me from the position of 21 year-old me, a person who has finished university and is […]
Read more: “Brevity is the soul of wit” – so says Polonius. And so say I?
I find myself unexpectedly interested in the idea of Twitter fiction – that is, telling a story within the confines of Twitter’s 140 character limit. The Guardian challenged authors to try their hand at this and suggested readers contribute their own, via the Twitter tag #140novel. It’s a good way to use social networking sites […]
Read more: A reflection on personal statements
Writing a College Essay: The Miracle of Swindon Town #153 I’m a big fan of John Green’s insights into the wonderful world of writing. In his latest video he talks about college application essays and gives some useful advice. For example, don’t be melodramatic, make sure your writing isn’t fancy and flowery and unnecessarily overwrought. […]
Read more: What is it good for?
I think I’ve finally realised why I have such a hard time when it comes to certain essays – right now the essay titles for the International Relations side of the politics course are leaving something to be desired, in my opinion. I don’t get it. I just don’t get IR. I mean, sure I […]