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.
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.
I’ve always loved reading. Eventually, I discovered writing. But then I discovered something I loved even more than reading or writing.
Award-winning and bestselling author Bob Hostetler is teaching a seminar this semester called “Writing and Selling the Nonfiction Book.”
“I had a heart-to-heart with my supervising teacher and he asked me, ‘What do you really want to do?’
“I answered, ‘I want to write.’”