Author Archives: Nick Smith

About Nick Smith

Nick Smith is a senior English and History Major and Creative Writing minor from Alexandria, Virginia. Nick loves all flavors of literature, but he has always had a fondness for science fiction and fantasy, especially when paired with comedy.

Blog Editor’s Discussion: March Madness Revisited

It is once again, dear readers, the time of year when ESPN neglects all other sports to show you basketball replays, and people can think of nothing other than their brackets and their Cinderella team. As a lapsed fan of … Continue reading

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Blog Editor’s Discussion: Self-Publication

While I was brainstorming what I wanted to write this piece about (my version of brainstorming looking very much like drinking coffee and reading on my Kindle), I had a strange thought, which bloomed into a veritable forest of queries. … Continue reading

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Mastering Mischief

“…passionate understanding, formal accomplishment, and serious mischief.” By Grace Haynes  Shenandoah displays artistic work that meets the standards of “passionate understanding, formal accomplishment, and serious mischief.” This phrase touches on each aspect of creativity a writer seeks to achieve. After … Continue reading

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Best Book of the Year

by Bella Zuroski This Christmas, my family all packed into the car and ventured three hours east through heavy Western New York snows to spend the day with my dad’s side of the family.  After dinner, I curled up in … Continue reading

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The Unlimited Western: A Character Trope

I love Westerns. I realize that most people love a good Western, but they typically require a quality example to appreciate the genre’s beauty. I, on the other hand, love all Westerns regardless of their competence. After all, how would … Continue reading

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