Book Review: The Optimist's Daughter

It seems that in every creative writing class I take, Eudora Welty’s name is invoked. The woman had a...

[mini-essay] The Collection as Form

Read my last mini-essay here. The Collection as Form This seminar by Kathryn Rhett, instructor at Queens University of...

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[mini-essay] The Treatment of Time in Narrative

MFA ESSAYS Now that I am a MFA student in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Queens University, I am required...

31 Simple Pleasures -- Writing Prompt

On my quest to find interesting writing prompts, I came across CreativeWritingPrompts.com (a not-so-creative url). Prompt #95: “List 31...
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Book Review: The Optimist's Daughter
Essays, Writing
[mini-essay] The Collection as Form
Book Reviews
Book Review: No One Is Coming To Save Us
Essays, Writing
[mini-essay] The Treatment of Time in Narrative
Writing
31 Simple Pleasures -- Writing Prompt
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Hello, I'm Hayley, a writer of stories and reviews and silly rants. I love feta cheese and sweet potatoes. I tend to write flash fiction, short stories, and may or may not be working on a novel.

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