Posts Categorized: storytelling


The most important thing I learned in college—the one essential skill I call on every single day—I learned in creative writing classes.

It wasn’t how to build a mood or frame natural dialogue; it was how to express and how to accept the distinction between work and the person who created it.

This past weekend, I learned that I am one of only 40 people in the Harvard community selected to participate in the University’s 3 Day Startup bootcamp (this year’s theme is “Entrepreneurship in Education”). During the preliminary phone interview, I was was asked how my creative writing major prepares me for a role in a tech startup. That was easy: I said that it equipped me to gracefully give and receive concrete and constructive criticism.

top of the week, 07.01.12

Not much of a totw post this week; I celebrated my best friend’s birthday last night, helped hang my boyfriend’s art show yesterday morning (he has every wall of the Middle East restaurant, for the whole month of July!), and I expect to become an aunt sometime in next few weeks. So, just take a… Read more »

top of the week, 06.22.12

This week was pretty incredible: I tackled a simple, and hugely transformative, DIY project on Sunday, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the An Event Apart conference in Boston—I am so grateful to my employer for making that possible—and amazing things spun out of it, and I hunkered down in the air-conditioning for mini-marathons of… Read more »