MARIAN E. WRIGHT WRITING CENTER

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Helpful Tips For Writers Block

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  Some tips that can help with writers block. Make a list List your thoughts Feelings ideas Your list doesn’t have to make sense or follow any order. The point is to get your thoughts out and onto paper in hopes of creating some ideas that you can use. Talk to someone or talk to

Creative Writing in the Writing Center–by Caty Mraz

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Here at the writing center, we look at academic papers, personal statements, resumes, and cover letters. However, did you know that we also work with creative writing? We do! We are always excited to read creative personal projects. Not only are we willing to help get your creative juices flowing in a tutoring appointment, but

Welcome Back!

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Hello visitors of the writing center website, I am coming at you live from the Marian E. Wright Writing Center itself. I wanted to remind you all about our hours for this semester. We will be available to help you with your essays, presentations, personal statements, resumes, and other written works during the following times:

Splinters by Sarah Kenny

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Sarah was chosen as the winner of the short story category during our February 2017 Love Stinks writing contest.   He knows when he walks in through the door that something’s wrong. Maybe it’s the way she’s sitting on the couch, hunched over, with her head buried in her hands, the lights in the room

Letter to Love by Melissa Currier

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Melissa was chosen as the winner of the poetry category during our February 2017 Love Stinks writing contest.   To the one thing that never made sense, You always had a way to break my fence. It was never clear where you came from, But in the end you showed what you could become.  

Lead Balloon Descending by Barry Smith

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This poem was the 1st Place Winner in our 4th Annual Poetry Contest.   Flint and Steel was a Match– recycle ‘em now, substitute the strength for rust, reuse the dust in a length of pipe and pump poison through the latch.   Better Men Built the City on a Tilt– spin the wager over

The Chase by Chris Warber

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This poem was the 2nd Place Winner in our 4th Annual Poetry Contest.   Strange to say, but at the start of this maze I was seated Reading feverishly, at every break I only seemed more defeated The more I read, the less I knew The less I said, the lower I flew Down came

Coming Full Circle by Marybeth Phillips

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This poem was the 3rd Place Winner in our 4th Annual Poetry Contest. At the age of seventeen, I started my life, Intending to be a professional, Instead, I became a wife.   I cooked, I cleaned, I ironed, I sewed, I raised three children, I carried quite a load.   While others graduated And

Creating Ownership in Your Writing

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I am always reading. By reading, I don’t mean that I’m simply reading my favorite Kurt Vonnegut book or articles about the Detroit Lions. I’m reading advertisements, texts messages, quotes posted inside of high school classrooms, and 140 character tweets. These readings may seem diverse and disconnected, but they all have a common factor. They

Collaboration is Key

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When deciding what to write about in this blog post, I experienced a case of writers block. Collaboration quickly became the remedy to my problem. After collaborating with colleagues, I had my answer: collaboration as it relates to education, knowledge, professional success, and making connections. During my time in academia, I have made connections with