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Saying No To NaNoWriMo

…again. Freshman year, I saw pretty early on that there was no way I’d be able to do NaNo, not if I still wanted to pass my classes and get some semblance of sleep. Last year, I fully intended to … Continue reading

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4 Ways Blogging Prepared Me To Write Well In College

Two out of my three majors focus on learning how to write. All are writing-intensive. And I think blogging helped prepare me for them. I won’t say that it was the only thing that helped me, or even the most … Continue reading

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Why I Love Writing For Her Campus

It’s hard to believe that this is already my fourth semester of writing for Her Campus! I joined the University of Iowa chapter in the spring of my freshman year after being a fan of the site for… probably six … Continue reading

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Let Me Tell You About My Job As An English Ambassador At My School

In an effort to share more of my day-to-day life with you, I thought I’d tell you all about my job. I applied to be an “English ambassador” over winter break last year and got the job just in time … Continue reading

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Why I Have A Writing Tutor Even Though I’m An English Major

Once a week for the past three semesters, I pack up my laptop and any books or handouts I need and head to the Writing Center on campus for tutoring. I’m majoring in not only English & Creative Writing, but … Continue reading

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“When I Die, Dublin Will Be Written In My Heart.”

Hey guys! I’ve written at length about my study abroad trip to Ireland because A) I’m still processing everything that happened and B) you asked me to! Today I thought it would be fun to give a sort of overview … Continue reading

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I Met Some Published Irish Authors & Here Is What I Learned (The Non-Derek Landy Edition)

As you guys know by now, I met Derek Landy (!) on his book tour in Dublin, got my picture taken with him (!!), and asked him to sign three of my Skulduggery Pleasant books (!!!). Definitely an experience I’ll … Continue reading

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Irish Writing Program Classes | AKA Yes, I Did Actually Have To Go To School & Didn’t Just Travel 24/7

Up until now, I haven’t really talked about the academic side of my experience in Ireland this summer. I mean, it is called STUDY abroad, after all, so you can bet that I did plenty of studying! While I was … Continue reading

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11(ish) Things I Want To Do Before The Summer’s Over

I know, I know. I made a bucket list earlier this summer and here I go adding more things to my to-do list. But you know me. Always making new goals and revising the old ones. Since there’s only about … Continue reading

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Derek Landy’s Resurrection Tour 2017 | I Attended A Book Signing @ Easons Dublin On 6.08.17!

Hello hello hello! Throughout my time in Ireland, my classmates and I wrote and workshopped a number of short creative nonfiction pieces about what we did there. When given the prompt of “arrival,” I spun it into an essay about … Continue reading

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