J.B. Blackford

Refine. Hone. Distill. The self is a text, too.

Students in Print: 826 National Cultivates Creative Writing

Writing is important because it’s a way to communicate. It’s important because it’s a way to express yourself. It’s important because — even in the digital age — we need … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reader Interrupted: The Editor’s Curse

Devoting the majority of my educational electives to subjects that would hone my editing pen-blade was a choice I still wholly advocate. I exhausted innumerable hours and highlighters wrapping and … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Who’s Trying to Write Her First Novel? This Girl.

Recently, I had a conversation with my husband inspired by an episode of ┬áThe Big Bang Theory about the difference between theorists and engineers (or the “thinkers and dreamers” versus … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 4 Comments