The month has culminated in three very exciting pieces of news: my MFA conferral, and two short story publications. My experience at Lindenwood was incredible, allowing me to hone my craft in ways that were both direly needed and beyond my expectations. I have nothing but good things I say about the program. I will be … Continue reading Goodbye, March.
The character journey is one core aspect of literary novels. This essay explores three contemporary literary works to examine the concept of characterization. Restraint of Beasts - Magnus Mills The first example of character growth was evident with the unnamed foreman character/narrator in Restraint of Beasts. Bourdain of the New York Times described the novel as … Continue reading Literary Analysis: Characterization in Contemporary Literary Novels
My thesis is due in just a few days, on Sunday night. I opted for a short story collection, as my two novels-in-progress are far from completion, and their stories require more pages than a thesis requires. My midterm reader had good feedback on my draft (Thank you, Professor Anderson!). I am finally gaining some … Continue reading MFA conferral on the horizon