On Feeling, Thinking, Liberal Arts, & Careers

I recall an MTBI-fueled fever sweeping my undergrad campus in early 2010: everywhere, I heard mutterings of thinking or feeling, introverted or extroverted, oh yeah, well, what’s your percentage? There was a genuine excitement attached to this new method of categorizing ourselves, and I was not immune. I boasted the ENTJ assignation, and I was… Read More On Feeling, Thinking, Liberal Arts, & Careers

What if Your Novel Doesn’t Sell: Analyzing the Application of Liberal Arts-Based Skill Sets in Traditional and Nontraditional Career Paths

Most of the time when I tell people that I am a English/Creative Writing major with a minor in Philosophy, the first response is usually “like writing for newspapers?” or “like an author?” These responses don’t really worry me because I want a career that is more writing-based than other skills. I will admit that… Read More What if Your Novel Doesn’t Sell: Analyzing the Application of Liberal Arts-Based Skill Sets in Traditional and Nontraditional Career Paths

Not the Next Joyce: Writing Careers for the Rest of Us

I had a conversation the other day about the stereotypes of different “majors’” behaviors. We worked our way from Business and Accounting students to the humanities. We got to Creative Writing. I said, “a literature teacher told me that creative writing majors differ from English majors because they ‘actually care about the literature.’” I wasn’t… Read More Not the Next Joyce: Writing Careers for the Rest of Us