Musings on an English Degree

Category: Writing

Analog Writing for Digital Content

In the next 24 hours, expect to see a spike in my word count to the left. I’ve been busy writing the past few days and today is going to be a day of typing (after I bake a batch of muffins and deliver them). I figured out the secret to me churning out ~4,000 […]

It was Lunchtime

I was on Google+, exploring the popular posts, and I came across one promoting a new feature in Google Docs. It’s the Docs Demo: Master’s Edition. You write and famous writers come in and edit it in their own voice. It’s silly but fun to play with. Here’s what I came up with (with the […]

Authorial Intent

I had a conversation with one of my students this week about the meaning in literature. We were discussing how we hate reading texts like teachers want us to read texts because we prefer to see the story as the story was written, word for word. A tree is a tree, a clap of thunder […]

I Write Like

I came across a plugin for Chrome today, which just a redirect to The website is called I Write Like and the purpose is to analyze your writing and tell you which famous author it resembles. It’s a neat tool, but it got me thinking. Why do I care who I write like? I’ve […]

NaNoWriMo Winner 2011

I just won NaNoWriMo 2011. Here’s a quick breakdown of my progress: Now I guess I just have to finish writing the novel.


Recently I came across a link that couldn’t help but make me laugh. Maybe it’s the English nerd in me, but this kind of thing is exactly what the online community needs. Maybe it’s the asshole in me, but I decided to start partaking in this leisurely activity. For years now, I’ve been leaving comments […]

This one’s for you

I consider myself a writer even though it seems I only write my inane thoughts here. But trust me, I have many more inane thoughts. I recently realized I don’t hate my commute between home and Madison as much as I thought I did. It used to be that it was an hour ride where […]

We make our own

It seems like a lot of people are in limbo these days. Hardly anyone has a full time job even though everyone seems to need one. I’ve been looking, though my situation is complicated. First, I’m waiting to hear about the Peace Corps and I don’t know how to go about finding a job when […]

Charles Wright

I just want you to know that I am currently working on my directed study writing project for the semester. I have uploaded my first two drafts so far. I will plan on uploading a new draft each week or so. Every time that I do, it will either have more content made to it, […]