April, 2015

Dispatches No. 13: Joan Leegant on Reading for Writing

Posted Thu, 4/30/2015 - 2:06pm by  |  Category:

Reading When You Write by Joan Leegant I was having dinner with a novelist friend when the talk got around to what we like to read when we’re working on long projects. What fiction writers read—or don’t read—while writing their…

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Micro-Lesson | Narrative Time with Michael Shilling

Posted Mon, 4/27/2015 - 2:07pm by  |  Category:

Narrative Time: Balancing Pace and Plot I. READING It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, “I drank too much last night.” You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from…

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Micro-Lesson | The Chekhovian Story with Anca Szilagyi

Posted Thu, 4/02/2015 - 4:50pm by  |  Category:

The Chekhovian Story I. READING “Everything that has no direct relation to the story must be ruthlessly thrown out. If you write in the first chapter that a rifle hangs on the wall it must without fail fire in the…

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Dispatches No. 12: Kary Wayson Writes to Beginning Poets

Posted Wed, 4/01/2015 - 2:55pm by  |  Category:

A Blog for Beginning Poets (after Rilke) by Kary Wayson As a sort of surprised mentor to many beginning poetry writers, I find I repeatedly field a recurring set of questions and difficulties from the beginning poet, questions and difficulties…

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