When new students came to the Writing Center open house this year, we asked them to do one of two things: add their own thoughts to a collaborative exquisite corpse story or respond to some images we had on the wall. Here's what it looked like: And here are some closeups with the clever, thoughtful, and … Continue reading Writing Center Open House Pictures
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Bentley! We here at the Writing Center hope that your semester is going well, and would like to remind you that we are now open for business to help with your writing trials and tribulations. To kick off the semester, we’ll be posting a series of blog posts that … Continue reading Smashing the Blocks
We’ve been a little delinquent in posting new material, so I thought I’d get this semester kicked off with a short rumination on why doing some writing away from the keyboard might actually be beneficial, even in this age of digital production. I write professionally. I’m an academic and a playwright. I know a lot … Continue reading Is Writing by Hand Obsolete?
Almost every new movie that is being produced these days has been adapted from a “true story” or from a novel. Why does it seem that the film industry is not looking for the next big idea anymore, but instead, looking for the next good book that already has a following? Everything is about the … Continue reading What to Adapt and What to Create
I’m ten years old. My violin teacher has just approved me to start playing a more advanced book of songs. I am over the freakin’ moon. I can’t quite contain myself as I say to her, “I’ve actually taught myself some songs from that book.” She gives me a skeptical, slightly mortified look and says … Continue reading Cut Your Teeth
I know I’m not the only one who lies awake for what seems like an eternity before falling asleep every night. Of course this is the only time all day that my mind absolutely refuses to stop running. I love sleep just as much as the next person, yet this restlessness occurs without fail as … Continue reading What Keeps You Up at Night?
Writing has always been a source of comfort for me—a way to express myself free from the judgment of others. Ever since my mom bought me that rhinestone-studded diary in third grade (yes, I was “that girl”), I have used writing to convert my scattered thoughts into comprehensible beliefs. There is something about just me, … Continue reading The Cover Letter Charade