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|April 23, 2014All Work and No Pay Makes Jack a Dull Writer: on Literary Citizenship and Its LimitsBy Becky Tuch In recent years, many people have been talking about Literary Citizenship. “Are you a good literary citizen?” Roxane Gay has asked on the AWP blog. In a 2011 interview with Jonathan Lethem, David Kipen describes the author as a “model literary citizen.” On her blog, Charlotte Morganti ...|
|April 22, 2014Choose What To Use: They’re Not Just The Facts, Ma’amBy Nichole Bernier In my first week of journalism school, in “Reporting & Writing 1,” we were given a collection of facts about a fictitious mugging and told to write a story. This is what we knew: It was 1am. She was alone. She was riding the subway. She was ...|
|April 21, 2014How Repetition Weakens a Story, and What You Can DoBy Ann Bauer There came a moment last week, after days of tributes and banners and slogans, news specials, retrospectives, memorials and vigils, when I began to feel numb. I turned to my husband and muttered, “I’ve been flogged with this endless marathon anniversary to the point where I just don’t ...|
|April 18, 2014Friday Faves: April Is the Coolest Month By Chris Abouzeid Why is April the coolest month? Because it’s chock full of literary news and events! (Also, it’s the first month we get to put away the snowblowers.) (Maybe. We hope. Please!) National Poetry Month Did you know April is National Poetry Month? When was the last ...|
|April 17, 2014Brave New World: Adventures in Serialized FictionBy Rachel Kadish A few years ago, I started writing a novella. I wrote it quickly, fiercely, with a sense of exorcising an alarming dream. That year someone I cared about had been the victim of witness-intimidation–and while her situation had resolved safely, the experience had left me mulling the ...|