THE WRITING PROFESSOR IS IN

... in a lot of pain, that is

When the brand new MFA students meet the old MFA students.
When a student has a concept story and its separate parts are cool but when they come together it’s a hot mess

When a student has a concept story and its separate parts are cool but when they come together it’s a hot mess

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When the quietest students dress up for Halloween, and dramatically

When an undergrad writes a story that includes a funeral, infanticide, domestic violence, yoga, and pills.

When an undergrad writes a story that includes a funeral, infanticide, domestic violence, yoga, and pills.

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When I have a dream about a cute grad student, during which nothing sexual happens, but still

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Seeing my grad students for the first time in a week and they’re all cute and excited about writing

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It makes me happy.

no-t0ri0us-deactivated20121204 said: I love your blog! It's so great to see a college experience through a professor's perspective! I apologize for asking, but I'm just curious; what's your gender?

Thanks for writing! I’m a cisgender female.

When someone from work/school emails me over the weekend

whatshouldwecallme:

Mmmhmmm

When a student gets a hold of my phone number and texts me a work-related question.

When a student gets a hold of my phone number and texts me a work-related question.

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When a student “corrects” me in class and says the shitty story we just workshopped is ready to be sent out

                   

When a student sends me a short story to read over the Summer break.

                             

When a grad student who’s not in the MFA program asks me to be on their thesis committee.

                                       

What I tell my chair when I decide to chat with my writer friends on twitter instead of attend a meeting.

What I tell my chair when I decide to chat with my writer friends on twitter instead of attend a meeting.

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How I feel when I have to tell yet another batch of students that they can’t write sci-fi or fantasy for workshop

How I feel when I have to tell yet another batch of students that they can’t write sci-fi or fantasy for workshop

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When my grad students put on a reading all by themselves and I get to proudly sit back and watch

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