Get-to-know-the-Contributors: Jess

Jess manages the @rejectedblog Twitter handle, which frequently features hilarious writing tips as well as titillating (and slightly tweaked) quotes.

Jess Nicol is a creative writing PhD student who writes mostly short fiction and memoir.  She loves cats and is managing editor for the Rejected McSweeney’s Lists websitewhich provides a home for “top-notch but rejected work, when it has nowhere else to go.”

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As a part of this role, she manages the @rejectedblog Twitter handle, which frequently features hilarious writing tips, i.e.

tip: be kind to yourself when you realize your research has degenerated to just googling “horse.” You’ll get there, promise.

tip: use calming whale songs to encourage . Best if you hear songs directly from said whale’s mouth.

as well as titillating (and slightly tweaked) quotes:

“I discovered that are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To hell with you, I’ll try .’” – Saul Bellow

She is equally funny on the page, with one of my personal favorites being a recollection of working under a mall Santa Claus. She team-taught with Jordan (and was his benevolent overlord in her role as Head TA) in the baffling (for both students and student-teachers alike) ENGL 302: Intro to Theory (yes, we Lacan!).

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