Goodbye, March.

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.


Literary Analysis: Characterization in Contemporary Literary Novels

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

MFA conferral on the horizon

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