I wrote this for a textbook in progress, as a preamble to start a discussion on plot, and I’m not sure I want to include it. So here I am posting this, hoping whomever reads it can leave me feedback and let me know what they think. Did you learn something? Is this obvious? Too … Continue reading What Kind of (Fiction) Writer Are You?
This came up because I was reading a book by Stephanie Feldman titled The Angel of Losses. I really liked it, in spite of the fact that it was kind of a mess, structure-wise, meandering and digressing at every turn, and I could feel at times the frustration of the writer trying to contain this … Continue reading Story Makers and Story Chasers – a theory
Spice your love with some old world recipes and some remedies for good luck — because we all know that love needs some help some time. I’m happy to announce my Valentine’s Day Giveaway which will start today until the prize is given away. Valentine Giveaway #1 for the Savory Old World Lover: See … Continue reading Valentine’s Giveaways
You’re a woman and you write, so no doubt you have a dedicated writing space and a private income? No, me neither. It’s quite a while since Virginia Woolf stated that “a woman must have money and a… Source: A Room of One’s Own – it’s the Place in One’s Head Continue reading A Room of One’s Own – it’s the Place in One’s Head
I am reposting this from the indispensable The Review Review, but I encourage you to go to the Source for more wonderful advice on writing: 21 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing: Must-Read Advice for Writers at All Levels | The Review Review Print Email 21 Things I Wish I’d Known … Continue reading 21 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing: Must-Read Advice for Writers at All Levels | The Review Review
If you are one of the lucky, then you were able to attend the meet and greet today at the Library at Georgia Southern, where bestselling writer, film maker and hip hop artist MK Asante quickly turned the event into a hall of wisdom for aspiring writers and music artists. If you weren’t, here are some … Continue reading Don’t Let Anybody Tell You No: MK Asante on rejection, hip hop, and writers who are better than you.
“I looked for stories with narrative ambition, complex characters, and imaginative use of language, the familiar staples of good storytelling. I prefer, on the whole, stories that present readers with situations requiring resolution, inviting moral choice, finding ambiguity in life experiences we are tempted to simplify…. [Stories that] explore classic themes embedded in unexpected or … Continue reading Let’s Define Literary Fiction, Shall We?