As writers, we are easily distracted from our work. On the one hand, the world is telling us that bills need to be paid and people need our attention. On the other hand, we have characters in our heads telling us that they have something to say…NOW. How do we find a balance?
Graduating in January, I already find myself nostalgic for the professional writing program at Taylor. When I leave, though, I hope to carry with me a remnant of the following traditions.
There are many times during college when you can feel the real world creeping up on you. One of those times is applying for internships. After all, internships have the potential to turn into a job, and you want to be doing something you like that also brings home a paycheck.
You’ve just read a book, and you want to tell the world what you thought of it. Your mind is swirling with ideas and emotions. But as soon as you sit down to write your review, you forget everything you’ve just read.
So, what needs to go in a review?
One of the unique things about the PWR major is the retreats we organize every spring and fall semester. These retreats are mini writer’s conferences with workshops given by upperclassmen. We also have food, games (including an elevator pitch game), and plenty of laughter and fun. Here’s a taste of what the 2017 retreats looked like.
A spotlight of one of the newest characters in the Professional Writing saga.