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Plotting a Novel

Plotting a Novel

Jeez, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. It’s been an eventful few months, though. I’m up to my neck in my MFA coursework, I trained for and ran a half marathon, and I almost got a third dog named Kanye (don’t worry, he found a home), which might just be why I haven’t done much here lately. Another thing I did, though, was plot out my novel-in-progress, I Could Have Lied. You might be asking, “Adam, why…

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3 Lessons I’ve Learned From My MFA Program

3 Lessons I’ve Learned From My MFA Program

Things haven’t quite gone according to plan lately.  My MFA work came to a halt a couple weeks ago when my funding didn’t work out, so I’ve decided to take a little time to reflect on what I’ve learned so far. With my newfound free time, I’ve realized that there are a lot of things I wish I knew about MFAing (which I’ve decided is a word). Having been off for a couple weeks now, I figure here is as good a…

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The Shaw Spot’s Grown Up!

The Shaw Spot’s Grown Up!

Those of you who followed my old blog (V1, as I’m now calling it) might have wondered where I disappeared to a couple months ago. Simply put, during my summer away from MFA, I began concentrating more on my freelance work while I had available time. That’s been going well, and, based off of a few opportunities that have become available, I’ve decided to expand the reach of The Shaw Spot to cover not only my MFA work, but one of my…

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