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

Nothing Fuels My Narcissism Like Studying Abroad

The funniest part of participating in my international summer program (Korea University’s International Summer Campus) is the blatant extent to which it was a photo-op. The program offered us diverse activities but sometimes focused more on the appearance of fun rather than the reality of it, eg. when my friend signed up for basketball with … More Nothing Fuels My Narcissism Like Studying Abroad