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The Year of Nonfiction

Jan, 27 2017 | no responses

By Lauren Matheny, Colorado Review Associate Editor My name is Lauren, and I am a fiction writer. A fiction MFA candidate. And I have a confession: the last three books I’ve read have been nonfiction. I think I have a problem. I feel, however, that this shift might be global rather than personal. Or maybe […]

(Don’t) Write What You Know

Jan, 10 2017 | no responses

By Chelsea Hansen, Colorado Review Associate Editor Every writer has heard that infamous phrase: “Write what you know.” And, like me, most writers have probably railed against it. I first heard this when I was nineteen and in my first-ever workshop. My professor at the time had gone off on an unintended rant on the subject. […]

Cowboy Poetry & Writing Out West

Sep, 28 2016 | no responses

By Emily Ziffer, Colorado Review Associate Editor A few weeks ago I went rock climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park with two guys with whom I recently started training at the gym. I’ve been climbing competitively since middle school and because of this most of my life has been a series of balancing acts between academic […]

On Grammar

Nov, 30 2015 | no responses

To love words, you have to treat them right, work within the grammar rules given.

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