Roundabout Views - Blog Posts

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02/03/2020 - 10:24pm
Goldilocks Lifestyle

Recently I've noticed an unfortunate trend in my life. As I settle in for the coming semester and the stress and the stress and anxiety that are sure to follow in its wake, I've been experiencing unusual waves of sadness that wash over my mind at the end of each day, as I lay stranded, drowning in my bed.

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01/28/2020 - 9:31pm

About 700 million people traveled to the Bahamas in 2019. The Bahamas may not be as famous as it is today without its beautiful world re-known beaches. After going home from the Christmas break, I was able to reconnect with some Bahama beauty. Having that said, the beach was one of the first places I went to. 

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01/20/2020 - 4:43pm

 

Thesis Statement What? What Is this thesis statement everyone keeps referring to and why on earth do I need it? Do I really need to have a thesis statement in my writing? What purpose does it serve?  

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05/08/2019 - 8:18pm

In case the title didn’t make it obvious, this is my final year at Cowley. In the time I’ve been here, I’ve learned a lot.

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04/30/2019 - 6:44pm

The summer is always weird for me.

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03/27/2019 - 11:03pm

About a week ago, I went down to the WORDfest down in Texas.

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02/28/2019 - 12:02am

Sometimes the most important part of being a writer is finding what you’re comfortable doing…and then doing something completely different.

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02/15/2019 - 2:36pm

Constructive criticism. We all need it. Otherwise, it would be much more difficult for us to be able to identify the weaknesses within our work, and we would fail to grow.

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01/27/2019 - 10:05pm

It’s the first couple weeks after break, and you know what that means!

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11/11/2018 - 1:44am

Well, it’s that time of the year again. November, the month of “no’s” is upon us.

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10/22/2018 - 10:11am

For some of us, the concept of creating a novel or even a short story for that matter is very simple.

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09/21/2018 - 10:28pm

So, if you’re anything like me, that makes you a huge nerd. Sorry that I had to be the one to tell you.

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09/11/2018 - 11:47am

Greeting’s readers of Mile Marker Review, I’m Hannah Lyles, a writer for MMR.

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08/23/2018 - 5:25pm

Hello, all. My name is Connor Baxter, and since someone made the incredibly poor choice of letting me have website privileges, everyone is going to have to deal with me for quite a while.

I am a creative writing major sporting an unhealthy obsession with fire. At multiple times throughout my life I have bowed to fireworks, making everyone on my block profoundly uncomfortable. My favorite subjects to write about are murder and mayhem respectively, with a focus on fantasy.

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04/04/2018 - 8:58pm

The school year is ending and in a month I will be graduating from Cowley County Community College. Wow! It's very weird to read that. I'd like to say that I'm ready, but honestly, I'm not sure. There are so many things that are going to change over the next couple of years. I will be attending a different school with different people with possibly much more difficult courses. I'm going to miss Cowley and I know I'm going to miss seeing the many friends that I have made here along the way even more.

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05/10/2017 - 12:21pm

Questions! Questions! Questions! Are you trying to come up with a plausible story to write about? Sci-Fi? Romantic? Adventure? The selection of topics can be overwhelming. What appeals to you? What do you feel comfortable with? Is there an experience you’ve had that can guide you? How much effort is needed to put into it? Do you have the requisite time?

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10/28/2016 - 10:59am

Last weekend, four students, two teachers, and I went to the Nimrod Journal's writing conference in Tulsa Oklahoma. It was the first time that I had ever been to a writing conference let alone any conference, so I wasn't really sure what to expect when I got there. At the conference, they had many different classes that you could take but the one that I took was Publishing 101.

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09/22/2016 - 12:00pm

Let me be honest; I might be a fantastic student now, but I wasn’t a very good student back in high school. Or middle school. Let’s face it, even elementary school wasn’t that great in terms of my academic success (or social success).
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I didn’t get good grades and I didn’t join clubs (or I did but then never went to any of the meetings). As a kid, I would do practically anything to not go to school and I didn’t have a lot of friends.

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09/02/2016 - 4:19pm

I define talent as something that someone loves and is good at. Capabilities people can feel resonating in their fingertips and toes; vibrating beneath the bones. It doesn’t have to necessarily be normal or even popular. Two of the greatest things to be passionate about are things that no one thinks about,and stuff that everything thinks about. Although thinking about ideas that are uncommon could be a lonely life, it could also be one full of original thought.

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08/16/2016 - 7:43pm

Who doesn’t love a little spiritual twist to a story? A little Norse paganism here, a little Christian lore there, maybe throw in a hint of some Celtic druid history. I for one love seeing hints of religion and mythology in the books I read and the stories I write. But here’s the thing; you have to do it right. If you don’t want to do it right or don’t have the dedication to do it right, don’t do it at all.

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04/19/2016 - 3:09pm

Sometimes a question mark or an exclamation point is just not enough. There are far too many times where I’ve found myself writing and come across a sentence that needs an extra punch of emotion that I just can't get from words alone.
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For example:

“She’s pregnant!” or “She’s pregnant?”