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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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Quote integration

The Perks of the Quote Integration

The ability to properly quote integrate shows readers that you fully understand the quote and you want them to understand and appreciate it as well.

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...
writing process

Lego: The Building Blocks of Writing

One of my favorite in-class activities is simple, easy to set up, and, most importantly, it involves Lego. I often use this in composition...