Cover Photo: This photographs a young woman leaning against a bright orange wall. The picture is closely cropped--we do not see her face or most of her body, just her yellow-pained fingernails holding a copy of the New York Times up while she peruses the newspaper.
Photograph by No Revisions/Unsplash

How Do You Become a Writer?

For our Application Week series, Jared Klegar tells us about pursuing a writing path while in college—and how to be an aspiring writer is to be caught up in a maelstrom of contradictory advice.

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The troll.




Jared Klegar is a writer from New York City. He currently attends Stanford University. You can find him on Twitter @jaredklegar.