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Works in Progress and the process

Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give and parents

I cannot say enough about this book, but something that really stuck out to me about this book was Starr’s parents. I want to talk about parents in YA for my final paper so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how they’ve been portrayed in books throughout this semester and how they’re portrayed...

A Response: Trump’s first year

The following article was published in the Times Delphic, Drake’s student newspaper, on November 15, 2017 in response to an article supporting Trump published the previous week.  I did not vote for Trump last November and I have never once regretted that decision. Lately, though, I’ve been seeing a lot of Trump supporters saying...

A Work in Progress

The following is a selection from my project for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month  The next day is the personal magick test. It is the most academic of magicks – it operates entirely out of a Witch’s or Fae’s personal magick reservoir and is responsible for the most common forms of magick –...

Writing is all about revision

The following is a super rough draft I am working through for a nonfiction collection for one of my English courses at Drake. A Family of Choice I‘m just getting home from work. The sun coming through the window is the only light, throwing muted shadows over everything. Binx usually meets me at the...
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