Currently January

Currently January

January often feels like a bit of a let-down after the holidays, but I've been lucky this month to travel to New York City, reunite with my school friends, and get a new dose of writing inspiration from some of our program's special guests. As usual, I've got a lot of new goals for a new year and I'm feeling pretty motivated this month to start 2017 on the right foot. Here's a glimpse of what I'm up to this month.

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What To Do When You've Finished Your First Draft

What To Do When You've Finished Your First Draft

At the end of the November, I hit a major milestone and finished the first draft of the book I'm currently writing. I've been working on this project off-and-on since the summer of 2014 so this was a pretty major moment for me. December marked the first month of this book's second phase so I thought I'd share what to do after you've finished your first draft, based on my personal experience of course. 

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5 Non-Touristy Things To Do in New York City

5 Non-Touristy Things To Do in New York City

As you may know, I'm in New York City this week as part of my MFA program. Since I've been to NYC several times before, this time around I'm looking to spend the free time I have discovering some of the city's lesser-known attractions. Here are five non-touristy things to do in New York City, perfect for the traveller who wants to share the local experience. 

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Winter Business Trip Capsule Wardrobe

Winter Business Trip Capsule Wardrobe

As you read this, I am sitting in a conference room in downtown Manhattan on the first day of my winter MFA residency. Although this trip is part of my graduate studies, it looks and feels a lot like  real, grownup professional's business trip. Never having been on an actual business trip before, I had some fun packing and planning my outfits for my week in New York City. 

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