Creative Writing Wheaton College Massachusetts

Creative Writing at Wheaton College Massachusetts, workshops in poetry, fiction, and playwriting

This is Octavia Butler’s best writing advice. 06/23/2021

This is Octavia Butler’s best writing advice.

Happy summer!

This is Octavia Butler’s best writing advice. On this day in 1947, the groundbreaking writer Octavia E. Butler was born in Pasadena, California. At age 48, Butler was the first sci-fi writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship. Butler’s …

Photos from Creative Writing Wheaton College Massachusetts's post 05/22/2021

Congratulations to our students, who persisted under extraordinary conditions, and graduated outdoors today under a beautiful spring sky! Be great, everyone!

Saying the Unsaid: How Writing a Graphic Memoir Helped Dispel My Family’s Shame 04/27/2021

Saying the Unsaid: How Writing a Graphic Memoir Helped Dispel My Family’s Shame

A graphic memoir about writing family secrets with grudging family support

Saying the Unsaid: How Writing a Graphic Memoir Helped Dispel My Family’s Shame Age 19 in the summer of 2003, I got a call from my older brother that propelled me into a 17-year investigation to uncover our family’s long-held secrets. Ted said that when we were little, our mot…

04/18/2021

We are thrilled for Megan and can't wait to get our hands on her third novel! Summer reading!!

Beyond excited to share that the first trade review for THE FAMILY PLOT is in, and it's a rave from Publishers Weekly! You can read the full review here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/9781982163846

12 Great Websites for Writers 03/07/2021

12 Great Websites for Writers

Nice!

12 Great Websites for Writers As a writer, it’s important to have a toolkit that goes beyond pen and paper. Whether you’re looking for some inspirational…

Darkest New England: What is the Northern Gothic Literary Tradition? 03/04/2021

Darkest New England: What is the Northern Gothic Literary Tradition?

Very interesting!

Darkest New England: What is the Northern Gothic Literary Tradition? Darkness. Madness. Specters. Death. Add some menacing weather, a tortured anti-hero and a long-buried secret or two and you’ve got the makings of a fine old Gothic novel in the tradition of Jane Ey…

9 Novels About Gossip - Electric Literature 02/24/2021

9 Novels About Gossip - Electric Literature

Another way to think about this excellent list: how to use secrets in your novel.

9 Novels About Gossip - Electric Literature Priyanka Champaneri, author of "The City of Good Death," recommends plots that center on the rumor mill

When To Use A Comma: Rules And Examples 02/19/2021

When To Use A Comma: Rules And Examples

If you like articles like this, you're going to love the new CW editing and proofreading class next spring. Stay tuned!

When To Use A Comma: Rules And Examples You may be familiar with how to use commas, but a comma can serve many purposes. Here are a few examples of when to use a comma.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Lack of Conflict 02/16/2021

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Lack of Conflict

Participants in the fiction workshops began the semester discussing this very topic. Timely writing advice!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Lack of Conflict The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake writers make is lacking conflict.

Why Point of View Is So Important for Novel Writers 02/16/2021

Why Point of View Is So Important for Novel Writers

Why Point of View Is So Important for Novel Writers The following is a brief rundown of the three most common POVs and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

02/12/2021

Join Natalie Goldberg's New Online Writing Intensive!

A great opportunity to write with a wise author. Every writer should have a copy of .

Lydia Davis: Ten of My Recommendations for Good Writing Habits 02/07/2021

Lydia Davis: Ten of My Recommendations for Good Writing Habits

Spring 2021 workshops have started!

Lydia Davis: Ten of My Recommendations for Good Writing Habits Adapted from the essay “Thirty Recommendations for Good Writing Habits” in Essays One. * The following are just my personal pieces of advice. They won’t be the same as someone else’s, and they may …

11/28/2020

Electric Literature

For Native American Heritage Day, we've collected poetry, memoirs, and novels by and about Indigenous writers.

shortstoryguide.com 06/30/2020

Short Stories About Racism, Discrimination, Prejudice or Stereotypes

Our recommended reading this summer. Take care and enjoy the summer! http://www.shortstoryguide.com/short-stories-about-racism-discrimination-prejudice/

shortstoryguide.com Introductory summaries and links to short stories about racism, discrimination or prejudice for students or avid readers.

06/14/2020

Prof. Bryant's summer flash fiction writing [email protected] was wonderful with students from across the Northeast and as far away as India, Singapore, and (for a while) Nigeria! Yay, for online learning! Happy summer, everyone!

05/15/2020

Another successful senior reading! Congratulations, Cheyenne, Evan, Maya, Lily, Rebecca, Laurie, Haley, Anna, Shannon, and Erin! We've enjoyed working with you.

zoom.us 05/13/2020

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Annual Creative Writing Senior Reading . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, at 5 PM!

zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Annual Creative Writing Senior Reading . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

04/05/2020

Fiction Workshop Remotely during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Emma Hert '22 and Prof. Bryant lead discussion of Emma's short story, with Jack Baker '22, Erin Balachandran '20, Corey Campbell '22, Thomas Canfield '22, Sydney Evans '21, Morgan Gerrish '21, Olivia James '21, Austin Smith '22, and Maya Wylie '20.

electricliterature.com 01/14/2020

Bringing the Baby Back to Life - Electric Literature

Interesting distillation of loss if this interpretation is believable

electricliterature.com Reading Frankenstein as a grieving mother

grammarly.com 12/03/2019

23 More Words and Phrases You No Longer Need

Giving thanks for ...

grammarly.com Have you ever struggled to make sense of a message because its author didn’t write clearly? Or maybe you wrote something that was misunderstood by…

poets.org 11/28/2019

Thanks by W. S. Merwin - Poems | Academy of American Poets

poets.org Thanks - Listen

insidehighered.com 11/20/2019

I’d Rather Learn How to Create Than to Criticize

Food for thought that we all can use

insidehighered.com What should colleges be emphasizing to their students -- creation or criticism?

grammarly.com 10/06/2019

What’s the Difference Between Tone and Voice?

Good to know

grammarly.com How many times did you hear the phrase “tone and voice” in English class? You thought you didn’t need it, but now you’ve…

09/21/2019

True

100% true.

05/19/2019

Congratulations to our graduates! They're going to do good things out there, we're sure of it. Best wishes, Izzie, Angie, Nami, Charlie, Jenny, Catherine, and Christina!

salon.com 05/08/2019

The working poor in the Hamptons: I cleaned a rich author's swimming pool while writing my own novel

Food for thought, writers!

salon.com I think about the authors in disguise all around us when I’m in a restaurant or passing by a construction site

05/05/2019

Celebrating our graduating seniors with Visiting Artist Kathryn Kulpa. A wonderful literary festival!

lithub.com 03/24/2019

Notes on My Literary Minimalism

Dear writers,

Read this.

Sincerely yours ...

lithub.com My family didn’t keep tokens or uphold rituals. We knew we were a family because of what we didn’t say. We loved each other, but objects rarely served as reminders. We moved constantly, packing and…

02/07/2019

Alumna Megan Collins reading and signing books at the Harvard Coop last night! Congratulations, Megan Collins Hatfield! It was wonderful, watching you up there reading like a boss!

insidehighered.com 01/17/2019

Survey: Employers Want 'Soft Skills' From Graduates

Can be found in our creative writing workshops--2 to 3 workshops each semester

insidehighered.com Employers want college graduates who have “soft skills,” such as being a good listener or thinking critically, but they have difficulty finding such candidates, according to a new report.

monster.com 01/10/2019

How college seniors can get their resumes to the top of the pack before graduation

Good advice

monster.com How do you make sure you’re one of the new grads who lands a job after college? It starts with your resume. After all, that’s the first thing prospective employers see, so to break through in today’s competitive world, it’s got to be perfect—or it’s as good as recycled. We asked college ...

11/30/2018

The annual get-together for CW majors featured a reading of original work written by the majors in the workshops, and an American high tea, in the gallery. Nice!

11/17/2018

Literary Hub

This

"Self-discipline is enormously important—you can’t rely on inspiration or a novel would take ten years."

J.G. Ballard, born on this day in 1930, had some evergreen writing advice.

11/17/2018

Electric Literature

Interesting

Some writing advice from Isabel Allende, c/o The Atlantic.

09/08/2018

Welcome back, everyone! :-)

When the workshop comes for that one sentence with all the clauses.

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Fiction Workshop Remotely during the Covid-19 Pandemic
School's in! Hope your summer went by swimmingly!
CW Senior Reading 2016
Love Commencement at Wheaton! Here's a snippet of the recessional, which we call the Grand Parade!
Take a look at this video written by Audrey in the Writing for Performance workshop and filmed by Caroline in the Film P...

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