The Flu Is So Catchy I Can’t Get It Out of My Head

I used to get sick in college every month from living on campus without taking enough reasonable precautions, like eating oranges or turning door handles with only my elbows or no longer speaking to other freshmen. I’m a junior now, and you may have less sympathy for me this season. This time, I’m pretty sure … More The Flu Is So Catchy I Can’t Get It Out of My Head

Lobotomize Your Darlings

A phrase writers like to toss around is “kill your darlings,” which references the need, during revision, to nix even the parts of your work you’re most attached to if they’re not advancing the piece. Saturday—since I’ve already committed to this horrible stretch of an analogy—the “darling” in question was a disturbing-looking pumpkin and the … More Lobotomize Your Darlings