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PhD Candidate at University of Louisiana-Lafayette |

Dan Calhoun grew up in Florida, transplanted to Kansas (where he earned his
MFA from Wichita State), and is now living it up in Louisiana. He’s
currently a PhD candidate at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where
he also teaches English. He recently published a collection of short
stories, and a play with Lit Riot Press. He also has spent the last year as
a mentor in AWP's Writer to Writer program.

Exploring the Output of Writers

A great piece of advice for any writer is to read as much as possible. If one wants to write novels, reading great novels...

The Current Event Article

I’ve taught multiple sections of composition over the years and without fail a majority (but not all) of my students have little interest in...

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Feedback Creative Writing

Creative Writing Feedback: On Finding Praise

There’s a lot of talk in teaching circles about feedback—how to give an appropriate amount that doesn’t overwhelm the student (or the teacher’s workload) and balances praise and constructive criticism. Finding praise is, of course, characterized by its very verb as the part where you have to strain yourself, what you include to soften the blow your critique.

On What I Hope This Site Can Be

A Message from the Editor: For those of you that know me, and no doubt today, at the start of this project, many of you...
Revision activities

Five Revision Activities

Five revision activities you can use either inside or outside the classroom to show the importance and effects of revision.