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Not Exactly Goodbye and Only For A Little While

My first semester at the University of Louisville is over and my second semester at the University of Louisville has begun. I feared many things happening when I first moved to Louisville. None of them happened. Some good things did; I got to do some writing and I’ve settled very cosily into the life of a creative-writing student. It’s comfortable, but worrisome. I also had the chance to go and see many authors read and discuss their work last semester, and I even sat in on my first masterclass a few months ago. I went to the Writer’s Block Festival in Downtown Louisville this past September, met a few fellow writers, and learned where all of the awesome coffee shops were. I’ve come to really like Louisville, both the city and the university. I’m still waiting on the final grades for my classes to post, but I think I did pretty alright. I got all A’s. The time has now come for me to look into ordering my books for next semester. I did. I had to get another Norton anthology, The Norton Anthology of American Literature, volumes C, D, and E. That’s actually a set of three fairly large anthologies. I know, I’m still not even done blogging my way through The Norton Introduction to Literature, yet.

Oh, about that. This reading the Norton Introduction to Literature all-the-way-through thing… I’m afraid I have to say that I must abandon the project. It pains me in a strange way to say this. I enjoyed doing it, the process. If its only purpose was to get me reading and writing more, I say mission accomplished. I will be posting less frequently due to my complicated work/class schedule/laziness problem. I appreciate everyone who followed along with me last semester and I thank you for helping to keep me motivated.

Thanks again. You will see me around,

Eric Shay Howard




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Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA Summer Residency, 2022. Photo by Ben Keeling.

I’m Eric Shay Howard and I’m a bad blogger. I’m also an author. I live in Louisville, Kentucky and work at a law firm.

I’m currently a graduate student in a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Lately, I’ve been blogging about that. I also have a Master of Business Administration and have completed a few certificate programs in Human Resource related studies. Occasionally I blog about business and other MBA-related things. Blogging about my day, bad dates, or package delivery issues are also not out of the question.

I wrote a fiction collection called Crushes and self-published it because sometimes I just like to push buttons and see what happens. I think this book is pretty alright, I suppose. Buying a copy helps me out. Feel free to leave a review on Amazon as well.

crushes by eric shay howard fiction collection book cover

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Eric’s bookshelf: currently-reading

The Silkworm
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Words of Radiance
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The Cloven Viscount
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Dark Rise
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The Gunslinger
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Mistborn: The Final Empire
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Blogs and People I Like

Here are some other blogs and people that I like to read or keep up with. The order is arbitrary because I started out going for alphabetical order but then got busy with classes or something so now sometimes I just rearrange them for no reason.

Equipment Test! Podcast Artwork

I made a really bad podcast over the summer called Equipment Test! because I bought a microphone. But if you like really bad podcasts, you can listen to it here, or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other places.

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