BY CHELSEY CLAMMER The firehouse burns down. The teacher fails a test. Fahrenheit 451 is a banned book. Reader, meet irony: when an intended meaning is different than the actual meaning, when a situation may end differently than anticipated. The difference between
BY CAMERON CONAWAY “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” —Shunryu Suzuki Beginner’s mind can be a pain in the ass. My palms sweat and I bite my nails and I pace around the house all while
BY JENNIFER GENEST Objects are a writer’s friend. Almost any object is loaded if you think about it long enough. I am always surprised when objects in a story end up doing the “heavy lifting (explaining difficult or emotional things)” without it seeming forced or obvious.