Tag: creative writing

How to "Show, Don't Tell" to Boost Your Writing

Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

Your English teacher has probably advised you to "show, don't tell" in your writing. But what does that even mean? Here's a quick explanation (with examples!). read more

Application Essay Example #6: The Journey

CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is an optional narrative essay a student submitted with her application to Southwestern University, and it helped her gain admission there. read more

Should You Get an M.F.A.?

Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Thinking about pursuing an M.F.A.? It can be a great way to help you hone your craft and network with highly talented and successful people in your field. But is it really right for you? read more

How to Tell Your Story With Your Application Essay

Author, Educator

The common advice to "tell your story" has probably been around as long as the admission essay itself. But what parts of your story are you supposed to share in your college essay, how, and why? read more

The Write Stuff

Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

So if you're thinking of studying creative writing in college, get a head start by attending a summer writing program. We've highlighted just a handful of the nearly 300 programs featuring creative writing instruction listed on Summer Program Search. read more