The Shoes I Travel In

 A few years ago I wrote a short story titled “The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune.” I scribbled it down in a hurry but let it fade, tucked away into a drawer. It was the first time I tried to channel my depression and the protagonist was so modeled after me that he should… Continue reading The Shoes I Travel In

Guest Post: Alan Siebuhr, “An Antidote to Toxic Masculinity”

Alan Siebuhr is an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. When he’s not balding early due to frustration and stress, he usually posts pictures of his cat, tweets the occasional snark at @amsiebuhr, and drinks coffee and milk in abundance. I pinned him to a set of lockers. I couldn’t ignore him. There was… Continue reading Guest Post: Alan Siebuhr, “An Antidote to Toxic Masculinity”

The Critic and the Kid

Austin Wiggins explores his life with a negative inner critic.

Why I Write

  When I started writing, I ignored the many requirements of being a writer. I didn’t make deadlines for myself, had no coherent writing process and despised revision. Despite knowing my work was second-rate, I continued writing and also started reading writing books. I was hoping to find advice that would improve the quality of my… Continue reading Why I Write

Guest Post: Alan Siebuhr, Having An Opinion Isn’t Enough

Alan Siebuhr talks about objectivity and subjectivity and why your opinion isn't always right