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By the Book: Mirrors, “Hill House” and other ghost stories

By the Book: Mirrors, “Hill House” and other ghost stories

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

Any good writer knows a ghost is a metaphor. It is tempting, then, to believe in ghosts so that I might reap the rewards in my essays.

By the Book: “The Glass Eye” and writing about mental illness

By the Book: “The Glass Eye” and writing about mental illness

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

I prefer “crazy” to “mentally ill.” The latter sounds so clinical, and I never feel clinical when I am in the trenches of my post-traumatic stress.

By the Book: Ross Gay’s “Book of Delights” and the ordinary joys of college life

By the Book: Ross Gay’s “Book of Delights” and the ordinary joys of college life

By Megan Williams, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

One day in late August this past semester, I considered skipping my Readings in Contemporary Nonfiction class.

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