Friday, June 29, 2007

So, what was detestable?

The "detestable" part that I imagine came through from my post yesterday (how boring it is to keep track of and enter writing contests) wasn't really what I was thinking when I first wrote the title.

Really, I was thinking about entry materials for the fellowships and how I hate coming up with what I'll call the "supplementary" material. You know, the "describe how diverse you are," the "personal statement," and other things that seem to just be begging writers to exaggerate and fictionalize their lives to sell themselves. That's what I find detestable.

And it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm having trouble writing mine. Really. Nothing.

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