10 o’clock list: 5 Reasons to Write for The Thrill

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You may have heard around the ol’ water cooler that Thrill applications are due tomorrow. If you’re on the fence about applying, this list might just seal the deal — the life of an unpaid college blogger is a glamorous one, but somebody’s got to live it.

1. You learn to take criticism. Working for The Thrill is like an intensive writing workshop, only instead of a cuddly, cardigan-clad professor who returns your story covered in gently-phrased suggestions to “expand the scope of your narrative”, you’re being evaluated by a legion of anonymous strangers who can’t believe you wrote Philander Chase was born in 1776 when it was actually 1775 what is the matter with you this is basically a hate crime. (Just kidding. Mostly. We love our commenters!) Continue reading