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Ben Hogwood is in his fourth semester at ECU, where he is working on a MA in English with a concentration in creative nonfiction. He previously worked as a journalist for newspapers in Vermont, New York, and North Carolina. Ben lives in Beaufort with his wife, Janette, and son, Alfie.
I am a graduate
student in English with a concentration in creative writing, fiction. I
particularly enjoy fantasy and speculative fiction. Writing is a journey, an
ongoing quest to communicate our thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and stories. Whether
you're writing persuasive essays, personal narratives, cover letters, news
stories, fiction, or anything in between, I would love to join you in your
journey through language. Let's travel together.
Ed is a lover of fiction in many forms. As a child, he
read comic books and played video games. As an adult he reads novels when
time allows and while he still plays video games, he also works with an
independent gaming company in Raleigh, Eat Death Productions, as a writer and
story-boarder. Genre fiction in particular holds a special place in his
As an English/Philosophy undergraduate, he strove to prove
that fictional characters actually have an existence, a stance known as
fictional realism. He has written several philosophical papers that have
been considered for awards from East Carolina University. As the student
representative on the English undergraduate committee at ECU, he was proud to
advocate such topics as the recognition of creative writing as an undergraduate
course of study and the writing for the disciplines course for
undergraduates. The English department also recognized his dedication to
learning, awarding him the honor of undergraduate student of the year in
December of 2013.
Upon achieving his master's degree in rhetoric and
composition, Ed intends to share his passion of argumentation and composition
with students of his own while composing his own works, both fictional and
Undergraduate major: English and political science major
Concentration: creative writing
GA Assignment: writing consultant
Why ECU: I had a fourth grade teacher
who graduated from ECU and she spoke highly about the school, so it's the only
school I've wanted to attend.
Future plans: I plan to be a college
I received bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy
from ECU, and I am currently pursuing an MA in English with a concentration in
Literature. I enjoy reading and writing in all their forms and have writing
experience in multiple genres from Creative Fiction to News Reports to
Rhetorical Analyses. All writing has a purpose - whether it's to explain,
illuminate, persuade, or simply entertain - and I look forward to helping students
with any kind of writing at any stage in the process.
I have worked in the University Writing Center and the First Year Writing Studio, now the Bate Center, throughout my last year of undergrad and throughout the English Master's program. My concentration is in literature. I believe that everyone can benefit from spending more time with her or his writing and can grow as a writer.
a Journalism major who loves both verbal and written communication. I enjoy
working on everything from presentations to intensive research papers. I have
worked with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and ESL students, so
whoever you are don't hesitate to schedule with me. While I work at the center
as a consultant, I also handle all our social media channels. From Facebook
posts to research papers, I have experience in all varieties of writing.